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MFD FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DISABLED HOMEOWNER DURING HOUSE FIRE
November 15, 2019 State and Local News 0 Comments
Last night Marion firefighters rescued a disabled man from his bedroom while his house was on fire.
The Marion Fire Department was originally dispatched to 2213 S. Waite St. at 7:58 p.m. for a smoke investigation.
On arrival, they saw the residence filled with smoke. Flames were also bursting through the utility room area around the electric meter’s base, according to MFD Chief Geoff Williams.
While moving through the house, the first fire crew on the scene found 73-year-old George Smoot, whose disabled, in his bedroom and rescued him.
After Marion General Hospital paramedics assessed Smoot, and the home’s other occupant, 74-year-old Ollie Smoot, they were released to their family at the scene.
American Electric Power disconnected the residence’s powerline as crews worked to stop the blaze.
Williams said the cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical issue in the utility room ceiling and the home’s north wall above the electric meter.
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