UPDATE: 4 injured in Marshall Co. house fire

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. - Four people were injured helping an elderly woman out of her burning home on 5c Road, north of Plymouth on Tuesday afternoon.

The call of a "structure fire with possible entrapment" came into Marshall County dispatch shortly after 3 p.m.

Approximately 16 agencies responded and more than 50 firefighters worked to battle the blaze.

Fire Chief Chris Oginsky of the Lapaz-North Township Fire Dept. was in the first engine that made it to the scene.

"As we pulled in we had heavy fire and flames venting from the front side of the house as the county officer and the bystanders were pulling the female from the front door as we were just pulling into the driveway," Chief Oginsky said, referencing the elderly resident of the home.

It is believed that three people are residents of the home. Oginsky confirmed that an elderly woman, who may been been handicapped, was rescued from the home by three civilians and a Marshall County police officer.

"We don't know the extent of their injuries at this point," said Oginsky, Two people had been taken to Memorial Hospital and two had been transported to Plymouth.

The State Fire Marshal's Office will be investigating the fire because of the civilian injuries.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. Oginsky said the house is a total loss.


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