FIRE MARSHAL INVESTIGATING Man Burned, House Destroyed In Fire
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Jessica Reed, Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Jessica Reed
Reported: Feb. 7, 2012 5:44 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 8, 2012 1:49 PM EST
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, Lawrence County
The State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Chesapeake, Ohio Tuesday evening.
It happened just before 5:30 in the 900 block of County Road 3 in Lawrence County.
An off duty EMS employee who was in the area spotted a one story house on fire. We're told she and a neighbor helped pull a man who was trapped inside to safety. He remains in Cabell Huntington Hospital with serious burns.
Fire crews arrived a short time later and were able to get that fire under control, but the house is a total loss. Investigators believe the fire originated in the kitchen area. It's not known whether or not the home had working smoke detectors at this time.
Dispatchers say a house is on fire along Country Road 3 in Lawrence County, Ohio.
One person has been taken to the hospital.
We have a crew headed to the scene now.
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