- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A 75-year-old Indianapolis man has died in a fire at a duplex home on the city’s east side.

Firefighters responded to the residence just before 7 p.m. Sunday and found the man dead of smoke inhalation. Investigators believe the fire ignited after the man fell asleep while smoking in bed and using an oxygen tank.

The homeowner and neighbors told firefighters that they repeatedly warned the man about the dangers of smoking while using oxygen, smoking in the basement and improperly discarding cigarette butts.

Two other people were able to evacuate the home without injuries.

Authorities haven’t released the man’s identity.



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