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1 dead in Columbia City house fire

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WPTA 21) — One person is dead after a house fire at a home at the corner of Peabody Ave. and E Van Buren Street in Columbia City early Friday morning.

Mayor Ryan Daniel told ABC 21 that they didn’t have any reason to believe anyone else was inside the home.

Three different departments responded to the fire that sparked around 12:30 a.m.

Mayor Daniel said Columbia City is a tight-knit community and they will be there for the victim’s family.

He also credited first responders for working together and keeping the fire contained to just the one home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The name of the victim will be released once an autopsy is completed.

Rex Smith

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