Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

One taken to hospital following house fire

One taken to hospital following house fire

Jeffrey Galm, an assistant fire chief with Milan, said about 45 firefighters were on the scene.

After conducting a primary search, they found four dogs, one cat and a duck that sadly did not survive the fire.

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Around 4:30 p.m. crews were dispatched to the 1500 block of Fair Oaks Court for a report of a structure fire.

According to officials, crews were hampered by materials inside the home. The woman was eventually found safe and was away visiting with her adult daughter. He was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

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No injuries were reported and the Red Cross will assist the family with temporary shelter.

Officials said the victim was a smoker, but would not confirm that as the cause of the fire.

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"This tragic fire serves as a reminder about the importance of practicing fire safety", Rutledge added.

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