Authorities identify 3 people killed in Delaware County fire

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DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — Authorities have identified three people killed during a Thursday morning house fire in Delaware County.

According to the coroner’s office, the victims have been identified as 17-year-old Irie O’Shea, 71-year-old Daniel Porter and 62-year-old Kimberly Porter. Preliminary autopsy results indicated smoke inhalation as the cause of death.

Investigators said O’Shea was a student at West-Del High School. The Porters were her grandparents.

Crews were dispatched to the fire around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters encountered flames upon arrival and said billowing smoke was visible for miles.

It took crews more than four hours to get the fire under control.

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