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UPDATE: Victim of west Indianapolis house fire dies

The fire, which also killed four pets, happened late Thanksgiving night in the 1400 block of North Furman Avenue.

INDIANAPOLIS — One person has died from injuries sustained in a house fire Thursday on Indianapolis' west side.

The fire happened just before midnight in the 1400 block of Furman Avenue, which is in a neighborhood directly east of Ben Davis High School.

A neighbor reported the fire, according to a Wayne Township Fire Department spokesperson. The spokesperson said responders encountered "hoarder" conditions in the home, which initially hampered their efforts.

Search crews found an injured woman inside the house. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The fire department said the woman died from her injuries Friday.

The department said four animals died in the blaze.

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Posted by Wayne Township Fire Department Indianapolis on Friday, November 26, 2021

Speedway firefighters assisted at the scene.

There's no word on the extent of damage or a suspected cause. An investigation is underway.