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.