Ladder Rescue by Firefighter
A HOUSE FIRE IN A SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, single-family dwelling early this morning took the lives of four people. A fifth person was rescued via ladder by the firefighters from the blaze that was reported just before midnight.
Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin said firefighters were called to the scene at 11:43 p.m. Thursday.
Firefighters rescued a female occupant from the second floor of the home using a ladder, Fustin said. Authorities have not released the names of the victims.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and fire department personnel were still on the scene as of 8:15 a.m. Central Friday.