Fatal fire on west side

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Wayne Township fire crews are at the scene of a fire with one fatality.  

Crews were paged to the garage fire in the 4800 block of Plainfield Avenue, between Lynhurst and Holt Road on Indy's southwest side, at 4:50 a.m.

When they arrived, fire and smoke were coming from the garage. 

When firefighters entered the garage, they found the man inside a car, deceased. A coroner and homicide detectives have been called to investigate and determine a cause of death.

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Scott Earle of Indianapolis. Earle's father owned the house and garage where the fire occurred.

Firefighters narrowly escaped the garage before the roof collapsed, according to Wayne Township Fire spokesman Mike Pruitt. 

A cause of the fire has not yet been determined.