Man injured, two dogs dead in house fire

Published: Oct. 1, 2023 at 1:11 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Ohio (WSAZ) - One man was taken to the hospital Saturday night after being rescued from a burning house.

According to a press release from the Fayette Township Fire Department, on Saturday at 8:46 p.m., firefighters arrived at the scene of a structure fire with a possible entrapment on Township Road 1027 in Burlington.

Crews from the fire department arrived on scene to find a single-wide trailer with smoke showing.

Bystanders on the scene advised officials that they believed a male resident was still inside.

“As soon as you know that you have an entrapment you’re going in hard and heavy,” Lt. Blake Ridenour with the Fayette Township Fire Department said. “You want to get that person out before you can actually start attacking the fire. He attempted to make his way to the door, but he just was unable to actually get the door open to escape. Whereas he was found right behind the door.

Once firefighters went into the home, the male resident was found and taken to a local hospital.

Two dogs died in that fire.

Firefighters say crews knocked out the fire within five minutes after arriving at the scene.

Firefighters say the victim’s injuries are severe.

The fire remains under investigation by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The victim’s sister has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for their home and her brother’s care. Click here to support.

She wrote on the page, “He is in critical condition with burns all over him and also inside his body and lungs. I lost my 2 dogs one my Karma Lou I have had for 13 years and my Jynxy Jou just turned 2 on Sept. 11th. My trailer has severe smoke damage and my living room and kitchen is mainly where the fire was.”

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