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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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