Body found in house fire on south side of Fort Wayne, officials work to ID

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An unidentified body has been found in a house fire on E. Paulding Road Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., fire crews and police were called to the 900 block of E. Paulding Road on reports of a fire, according to dispatch and the police activity log.

Responding fire crews report entering the home to extinguish the fire and search for occupants.

Crews found a body in the house but have yet to determine if it is a male or female, according to the Adam O’Conner, public information officer for the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Crews report that the individual had died before they arrived.

Fire investigators were called in to instigate the cause of the fire, crews report.

Paulding Road was closed between Anthony Boulevard and Decatur Road during the investigation.

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