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Downtown Indianapolis fire leaves 41-year-old woman dead

IFD said the fire happened at an apartment complex near 10th and North Pennsylvania streets.

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman is dead after an apartment fire in downtown Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Fire Department said the fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday near 10th and North Pennsylvania streets at the Lucille Raines Residence Apartments.

Firefighters found 41-year-old Sara Holt dead in a fourth floor apartment.

Witnesses told firefighters Holt evacuated and re-entered her apartment, twice, before being overcome by the toxic effects of the smoke.  

IFD said the fire was contained to the apartment.

Two other people were checked out by paramedics and released at the scene.

Several other people were displaced from the building as crews worked to put the fire out. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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