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Fire destroys house on Olin Ave.

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INDIANAPOLIS -

An electrical malfunction is believed to have caused a house fire in the 700 block of Olin Avenue on the west side early Friday morning.

Indianapolis Firefighters were called to the house shortly before 3:30 a.m. after Charles and Tenaya Foster came home from shopping and found the house on fire.

The fire was out within 20 minutes, but not before taking a heavy toll on the Fosters and their belongings.  The couple was renting the house and have no insurance.

Firefighters said the house had no working smoke detectors.

Damage is estimated at $45,000.

Investigators will determine the exact cause of the blaze.

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