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Man dies, adult and baby escape house fire in Hope

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 14:26:47-04

HOPE — The Indiana State Fire Marshal and multiple other agencies are investigating a deadly house fire in Hope on Tuesday morning.

The Hope town marshal said the home's resident and his 5-month-old baby were able to escape and told police a man was still inside the burning home, located in the 100 block of Schaefer Drive.

Police tried to gain entry into the bedroom but were overcome by smoke.

The victim, identified as Thomas Clark, died at the scene.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.