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67-year-old man dead after house fire near 42nd Street and Sherman Drive

It happened around 9:20 p.m. Monday in the 3900 block of Devon Drive on the near east side of Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead after a house fire on Indianapolis' near east side Monday night.

The fire department was called to a report of a fire alarm around 9:20 p.m. Sept. 18 at a home in the 3900 block of Devon Drive, near East 42nd Street and North Sherman Drive.

Firefighters found a 67-year-old man inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a fire department spokesperson.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as Arthur Wendell Corbitt.

The homeowner — the victim's niece — evacuated the residence after trying unsuccessfully to extinguish the blaze and rescue her uncle, according to IFD.

There were no other injuries reported.

The fire is under investigation.

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