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Firefighters were called to the home in the 3100 block of Adams Street just after 2 a.m. Arriving crews found heavy smoke showing from the single-story home and were able to put it out quickly.
Once the fire was contained, crews located a 55-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman inside the home. Both victims were given immediate CPR and transported to Eskenazi Hospital where they later died. Their identities have not been released at this time.
Three dogs were also removed from the home and are expected to be okay.
Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief Rita Reith says the home did have working smoke detectors and it appears the victims were awakened and alerted to the fire, but were unable to make it out on their own.
The fire caused an estimated $30,000 in damages to the home and remains under investigation.
Saturday's fatalities mark the sixth and seventh fire deaths in Indianapolis for 2019.