Man dies in variety store fire

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Just after 6 a.m. Friday, firefighters were dispatched to a building fire on the city’s west side.

The fire started at the Cuz and Cuz Variety Store at the intersection of Harding Street and Pruitt Street.

According to officials, once firefighters knocked down the flames and entered the building, they found a person dead inside.

Family members and neighbors told firefighters they know who the person who died in the fire. Officials will not confirm an identity until an autopsy is performed.

No word yet on what caused the fire. Three firefighters were injured while fighting the fire.

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