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Tippecanoe County fire leaves 1 dead

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-23 15:13:57-05

TIPPECANOE COUNTY — One person was found dead from a garage fire on Feb. 22.

Firefighters and paramedics responded to a fire at 4:11 p.m. in the 6200 block of E 450 N, near the town of Buck Creek.

The homeowner arrived home and attempted to enter the garage through a service door, but was unable to due to a large amount of smoke and fire. The homeowner called 911. A passing motorist stopped to help. They were unable to put the fire out with an extinguisher.

Responding Fire Departments arrived and extinguished the fire.

Firefighters found one person dead inside the garage of a home. There were no other injuries reported.

The Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office is working with the State Fire Inspector to determine the cause of the fire.

The victim has not been named by authorities. The investigation is still ongoing.