1 taken to hospital after house fire in West Frankfort | News
WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - West Frankfort firefighters rescued a man with disabilities from a house fire on Tuesday, July 16.
Around 8:35 a.m., the West Frankfort Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a fire in a home on West Oak Street. They say reports indicated someone was trapped inside the home.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they say they found a single-story home with heavy smoke coming from a bedroom window. After going inside, they say they found family members trying to get a physically disabled man out of the home.
Firefighters evacuated the two family members and rescued the man. They say he was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and taken to an emergency room by ambulance.
According to the fire department, the two family members inside the home refused medical treatment on the scene, but said they had also inhaled smoke while inside the burning home.
Firefighters extinguished the fire without any problems. They say an investigation shows the fire started when a six-year-old inside the house "misused a heat source emitting an open flame."
The West Frankfort Fire Department was helped by Benton Fire Department, Zeigler Fire Department, Johnston City Fire Department, Nottus Ambulance and Abbott EMS.
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