Plainfield apartment fire claims 1 life

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — The Plainfield Fire Departments says one person is dead after an early morning fire at an apartment complex in Plainfield.

The fire happened shortly after 4 :30 a.m. in the 200 block of N. Vine St. Firefighters rolled up to find smoke and flames coming from one of the front-side units. When authorities conducted their search, they say they found the body of one victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters say they were able to bring the blaze under control in about 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Plainfield Fire Territory Chief Joel Thacker says they are looking for an area of origin of the fire.

Three of the apartment units had significant fire and smoke damage, which has displaced several residents. The Red Cross is on-scene offering assistance.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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