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Man rescued from house fire on Indy's east side by IFD, later dies

Posted at 10:42 AM, Jan 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-10 13:21:05-05

INDIANAPOLIS—Indianapolis firefighters rescued a man in critical condition from a house fire on the east side Saturday morning.

The fire department was dispatched to a residence at 9004 E 18th St at 6:58 a.m.


Upon arrival, firefighters located a single-story house with no sign of fire showing.

After entering the house, crews found the house to be heavily charged with smoke in the interior.

Around 7:08 a.m., firefighters located a 70-year-old male victim who was later identified as Charles Linstrum, 70.

Linstrum was removed from the house by 7:09 a.m and CPR was performed on the man at 7:10 a.m.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 7:18 a.m.


IEMS arrived on the scene and the Linstrum's pulse was regained by 7:31 a.m.

He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in extreme critical condition.

No firefighters were injured in the incident.

The fire is under investigation by IFD and IMPD Fire Investigations and command was terminated by 8:38 a.m.


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