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Man found dead inside Knightstown house after fire

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 20:26:02-04

KNIGHTSTOWN — Detectives in Henry County are investigating after a body was found inside a Knightstown house after a fire Wednesday afternoon.

Knightstown Police Department officers and emergency personnel were called around 3 p.m. to the 100 block of East North Street on the report of a house fire with someone possibly trapped inside, Henry County Sheriff's Office Major Jay Davis said.

After crews put out the fire, a 66-year-old man was found dead inside, Henry County Coroner Stephen Hacker said in an email.

The identity of the man has not been released.

The incident is under investigation by the Knightstown Police Department, Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office, Henry County Coroner, and Henry County Critical Incident Team, Davis said.