One person dead in east side fire

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 6, 2015)– One person died in a house fire on the city’s east side Sunday evening.

Fire units were called to the 900 block of North Linwood Avenue around 6:35 p.m. on a report of a double residence fire with someone trapped inside.

Fire crews at the scene searched for a possible victim who was located in the basement.

Medical crews declared that person dead at the scene.

Investigators say the victim was a 75-year-old male who was in a bed in the basement of the home.

Preliminary reports indicate the man was smoking a cigarette that touched off an oxygen tank he was hooked up to.

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