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Man dies in house fire on Indy’s northwest side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One man died in a Tuesday morning house fire on the city’s northwest side, the Indianapolis Fire Department said.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office by April 17, 2023, had not responded to an email request for the identification of the person who died.

At around 2 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to a house fire in the 2400 block of West 61st Street, just off Michigan Road.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found a single-story home engulfed in flames.

Firefighters searched the house, found the man, and removed him through a window, IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith said in a statement Tuesday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fire was marked under control at around 3:10 a.m. and firefighters left the scene about 90 minutes later, according to Reith.

No firefighters were injured.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.