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Greenfield man killed in Monday morning fire

A man was killed in an early Monday morning fire in Greenfield.


A Greenfield police officer discovered a building fire at 18 West Main.  Officer Kyle Vaughn was on routine patrol at 12:17 am when he saw smoke in the downtown area.  The smoke was coming from a second story window at 18.5 West Main.


The officer attempted to find an entrance to the apartment but was not able to get anyone’s attention.  Greenfield Fire Territory arrived on the scene within a few minutes and was able to attack the fire.  Inside the apartment they found an unconscious male suffering from severe injuries consistent with heat / fire exposure.    


The man was treated at the scene and then transported to Hancock Regional Hospital by paramedics from Sugar Creek Township Fire Department.  The man, identified as Keith Myran, 53, of Greenfield, died a short time later.  He is believed to be the only person in the apartment at the time of the fire.


Greenfield Fire Territory Fire Marshal Steve Kropacek is investigating the cause of the fire.  Nothing appears suspicious at this time.  Further investigation revealed that it appeared the battery had been removed from the smoke detector. 


Anyone with information related to the fire is encouraged to call Fire Marshall Kropacek at 317-325-1505.