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Man dies following east side house fire

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-08 20:58:56-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead following a house fire on the east side of Indianapolis.

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Crews from the Indianapolis Fire Department were called to a house fire in the 3500 block of East Morris Street shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday.

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According to IFD, an adult male was found outside the home. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries. He was identified as 67-year-old William Helms.

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IFD is still investigating the events leading up to the fire, but preliminary information indicates a space heater may have started the blaze.