Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indianapolis Fire Department has confirmed that a man lost his life in a residential fire on the north-east side of Indianapolis early Saturday morning.
The authorities were alerted to a possible fire at 9546 Timberline Dr shortly before 6 a.m., following numerous 911 calls reporting a fire and a “sound of loud boom.” The fire department units arrived on scene and began addressing the blaze at 6:06 a.m.
Approximately 25 minutes into their operation, at 6:31 a.m., firefighters discovered an adult male who, tragically, was “non-viable.”
The fire department has stated that the homeowner, who is also the mother of the victim, managed to escape the house unassisted after the fire had started.
Multiple pets also sadly perished in the fire, the fire department confirmed, without specifying the exact number.
Firefighters successfully brought the fire under control at 7:04 a.m. Their efforts, however, were challenged due to “excessive clutter” within the house, which made battling the heavy fire difficult.
The home was equipped with functional smoke alarms, the fire department stated.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The house, owned by the woman for over two decades, is insured, the department reported.