Man hurt in house fire near downtown

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 15, 2015) –One man was  taken to Eskenazi Hospital after he suffered from minor injured in a house fire Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the 1600 block of Asbury Street, south-east of downtown for a house fire.

When crews arrived, they found heave smoke coming from the single story building.

Three people were in the home at the time of the fire, a 64 year-old male, a 37 year-old male and a 15 year-old female.

The 64 year-old told police he saw his mattress was on fire after hearing noises coming from his bedroom.

He told emergency workers he tried to put it out but it quickly became too much for him to handle.

The Indianapolis Fire Department is investigating the exact cause, but believe that an unattended Oxygen tube may have caught fire while around discarded smoking materials or being too close to a space heater.

The man suffered from minor injuries due to the fire and was taken to Eskenazi Hospital to be checked out.