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Firefighters Rescue Victim from Rooftop


A person escaped an Evansville house fire through an upstairs window. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the 2100 block of E Division St. at about 5:30 yesterday (Sun) morning, where a passerby saw smoke coming from a house.

In a release, EFD Division Chief Mike Larson said the first crew to arrive couldn’t find the fire.

But crews on a second engine spotted smoke coming from a house after Central Dispatch received a report of someone on a roof with a flashlight.

Larson said the occupant of the home escaped through an upstairs window onto the roof and firefighters got the person down with a ladder.

Larson said the fire was considered extinguished in about 20 minutes and was ruled accidental.

No injuries were reported.

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