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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

One Transported to Hospital Following House Fire on Eastern Heights Drive

(BEDFORD) - ( April 15, 2022) - One person was transported to the hospital by IU Health Ambulance Service after suffering burns to her feet and smoke inhalation.

Shawswick Township Volunteer firefighter Keith Brown was also treated by EMS personnel for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion at the scene. He returned back to the fire scene to help fight the fire following treatment.

The 911 call came in at 11:08 a.m. reporting a fire in the bathroom. The fire quickly spread throughout the home, and damaged a home next door. Firefighters was able to quickly keep the fire from causing more damage to the other home.

IU Health EMS personnel assist Keith Brown( not pictured) to an ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion

Firefighters from Shawswick, Marion, Indian Creek, Oolitic, Pleasant Run Township Volunteer Fire Departments in Lawrence County were dispatched to the scene. Owen Township in Jackson County sent a tanker and manpower to assist. A total of 20 firefighters helped bring the fire under control.

" At this time we are investigating the cause of the fire," said Austin Brown Assistant Fire Chief Shawswick Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Homeowners across the street used garden hoses to keep the embers from the fire from catching their homes on fire. Firefighters were challenged in fighting the fire due to fallen power lines, and high winds.

Jackson County REMC did not make it to the scene to disconnect the power. The fire department secured the area around the power lines.

(A downed powerline complicated firefighting efforts. Jackson County REMC was contacted to disconnect the power)

Firefighters were on the scene until 2:45 p.m. For breaking news, news and information subscribe to or follow us on Facebook.


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