INDIANAPOLIS -- A man killed in a fire inside a home on Indianapolis' east side is believed to have been smoking near an oxygen tank.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 4300 block of Fletcher Avenue for a report of a fire. When they arrived the fire was not visible from outside the home.
One man was pulled from the home and pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members tell fire officials that the victim had just been released from the hospital a few days ago and they believe he was smoking near his oxygen tank when the fire started.
The victim has been identified as Albert Lee Edwards Jr.
The fire remains under investigation by the Indianapolis Fire Department.
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