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UPDATED: Fatal Thursday afternoon fire in Fort Wayne

(Photo Supplied/Fort Wayne Fire Dept)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – A fatal fire happened in southwest Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon.

Adam O’Conner from the Fort Wayne Fire Department says that the department was called to the 7000 block of Bradbury Avenue shortly after 1:00 p.m. on a report of a structure fire. Crews were able to put out the fire, but one adult male body was found within the structure.

He says that both the cause of the fire and death are under investigation.

UPDATE: The deceased has been named as 65-year-old Michael Steven Saccomano of Fort Wayne. His cause of death was ruled due to smoke inhalation and thermal burns, with his manner of death being an accident.

The incident remains under investigation by the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Fort Wayne Fire Department, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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