Firefighters find person dead inside home; IMPD investigates

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INDIANAPOLIS — Firefighters found a person dead Monday after they responded to a house fire on the near east side of Indianapolis, according to authorities.

Fire crews were called to the 500 block of North Temple Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m.

They arrived to find a person dead inside a vacant home, and police were called to investigate.

Firefighters reported several small fires inside the residence and had the flames under control within minutes.

“Initial callers to 911 reported hearing a loud boom, possibly a furnace, and saw a man running out of the structure with his clothes on fire. The man has not been located. The fatality was located inside the residence,” the Indianapolis Fire Department said in a release.

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