Hendricks County crews respond to fatal house fire

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. - Officials said a Wednesday-morning house fire killed one person in Amo, Ind. The fire was small, but it was still deadly.

Hendricks County officials told RTV6 at roughly 9:45 a.m. emergency crews and the coroner responded to a fire at a home in the 5600 block of County Road 200 South just southwest of Danville, Ind.

Fire crews said the 911 call came from a person who came to check on Hershel Crouse, 84, who lived alone in the Amo home.

Mill Creek fire crews said when they arrived at the home, the fire was out, but it had led to Crouse's death.

"There's nothing at this point to indicate any foul play whatsoever," Mill Creek Fire Department spokesman Jerry Johnson said.

As family members try to process the loss of a father one week before Christmas, the state fire marshal and fire investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.

The fire is under investigation. Officials said they won't know the exact cause of death until an autopsy is performed and that won't be done until Thursday morning at the earliest.

This is a developing story. Watch RTV6 and refresh this page for updates.

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