ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A man was killed in a house fire in western Allen County Tuesday.
Several fire departments responded around 4 p.m. to a house fire in the 4300 block of Felger Road, near Arcola. Crews arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.
Inside the home, the body of a man was discovered. He was pronounced dead by medics.
The victim was identified Wednesday as 73-year-old Neal Edward Jordan of Fort Wayne. He died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said.
There were other family members inside the home, but were able to escape unharmed.
It remains unclear how the fire started. A state fire marshal was at the scene investigating.
Adam Griffith, spokesman for the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, confirmed that the fire was a crime scene, but it was later clarified that fires are considered crime scenes until they are fully investigated.