Indianapolis man dies in south side fire

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An elderly man died in a house fire Saturday afternoon on the Indianapolis south side.

Indianapolis Fire Department crews got an alert from the home's alarm company about a fire at the home in the 8900 block of Sunburst Circle at around 1:30 pm. That's just off County Line Road near Madison.

No fire or smoke was showing from the outside of the home when crews arrived at the scene. Once inside, however, crews encountered heavy smoke. They had the fire under control within about 20 minutes.

Neighbors told fire crews that an elderly man lived in the home. Crews found the victim in the living room and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters believe the fire started in the living room and was contained there. Smoke detectors were in working order. They are still investigating the cause.

It's believed the man had been living in the home for over 25 years. Officials are not releasing his name until they can notify his family.

Damage was estimated at $45,000.