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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Rossville Avenue farmhouse fire injures six

Frankfort, Ind. – Frankfort firefighters responded to a fully-involved two-story farmhouse fire at 2:20 a.m. today at 2243 Rossville Avenue that injured six people.

According to Fire Chief John Kirby, firefighters pulled an adult male out of the house and he was airlifted to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis and a five-year-old male was lifelined to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.

“Two other victims were transported by ambulance to IU Health in Lafayette, a fifth victim was transported to Riley Hospital and a sixth victim is at IU Health in Frankfort. The conditions of all six people are currently unknown.

“Battalion Chief Mike Henry called in tanker mutual aid plus manpower from Station #9 in Rossville and Station #11 in Mulberry. Eleven off-duty Frankfort firefighters were called in with five reporting to the scene and six reporting to our headquarters to cover the rest of the city. We had the fire under control by 4:00 a.m.

“Three Frankfort fire investigators are investigating the fire, plus representatives from the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office who were notified for possible assistance,” Kirby said.

No firefighters were injured.