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Man dies after Greenfield apartment fire

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A man died following an apartment fire Monday morning in Greenfield.

A Greenfield police officer was patrolling in the area of 18.5 W. Main Street just after midnight when he saw smoke coming from the second story of a building.

The officer tried to find an entrance to the building, but could not get anyone’s attention or get inside.

Greenfield Fire Territory arrived within a few minutes and firefighters entered the building. Inside the second floor apartment, they found an unconscious man with serious injuries related to heat and fire exposure, according to the Greenfield Police Department.

The injured man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 53-year-old Keith Myran, of Greenfield.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but nothing appears suspicious, according to Steve Kropacek, Greenfield Fire Territory fire marshal.

Greenfield police say the battery had been removed from the smoke detector in Myran’s apartment.

Anyone with information was asked to call Fire Marshal Kropacek at 317-325-1505.