Two firefighters injured, five displaced after two fires
Published 9:21 am Saturday, March 18, 2023
Two firefighters received minor injuries, one resident was taken to the hospital, and five people were displaced after two fires yesterday, according to fire officials.
The first fire in East Spencer displaced two residents but fortunately no one was injured.
One resident from a fire in Rockwell was taken to the hospital for treatment of a hand injury when the person broke a window to help the family escape. Officials say the husband, wife and child went out the bedroom window, then the husband kicked in the front door to rescue two dogs and a cat. Firefighters rescued two additional dogs; one cat is still missing. Officials also said three pet spiders were saved.
The Red Cross is assisting all victims with housing, and the cause of both fires remains under investigation.