Pair rush into burning building, rescue Elkhart woman

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
A neighbor and her friend rescued a woman from a burning apartment in downtown Elkhart Wednesday.

Firefighters from the Elkhart Fire Department work in front of a home at 823 N. Main Street after extinguishing a fire in the upstairs apartment of a multiple dwelling home Wednesday, April 30, 2014. No injuries were reported at the scene. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

ELKHART, Ind. -- A neighbor and her friend rescued a woman from a burning apartment in downtown Elkhart Wednesday.

It happened around 1:15 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Main Street at a multi-family home.

Nine fire units responded out of concern that someone was still inside, according to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.

A neighbor and her friend noticed the smoke and flames, and were told by tenants of the burning house that a woman with limited mobility was still inside.

They rushed in and helped the woman to safety.

Thanks in part to the actions of the pair, no one was hurt.

A release issued Wednesday said the fire was ruled accidental, but it did not specify an exact cause.



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