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Firefighters find person dead inside Indiana home while responding to house fire

McCordsville police said the body of the deceased person was found in the home in the Bay Creek subdivision around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
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MCCORDSVILLE, Ind. — Fire investigators in Hancock County are looking into a house fire where a woman was found dead inside Wednesday night.

Emergency crews with the McCordsville Police Department and the Vernon Township Fire Department were called to the fire in the Bay Creek subdivision around 9 p.m. Officers had difficulty accessing the home due to flames and heavy smoke from the fire, which was called in by a neighbor. 

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to get into the home and found a woman deceased inside. On Thursday, the victim was identified as 68-year-old Susan Spangler. 

An autopsy determined Spangler died from thermal and inhalation injuries. 

The state fire marshal's office is taking part in the ongoing investigation, along with the Vernon Township Fire Department, Hancock County Coroner's Office and the McCordsville Police Department. 

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