officials report that Aurora firefighters were able to rescue a man stuck in a bathroom
apartment during a Saturday morning fire.
Crews responded to a fire at River Park Apartments located at 439 Park Avenue
in Aurora, IN around 11:57 a.m.
Police Department officers were first to arrive at the scene and reported heavy
smoke coming from Apartment 25. Neighbors told officials that the tenant was
possibly still inside the apartment and Aurora and Lawrenceburg firefighters
entered the building upon arrival.
smoke conditions met firefighters at the entrance of the apartment; however,
responders were able to safely locate the tenant, Clarence L. Baker, in the
bathroom and carried him safely outside.
fire was located on the stove and firefighters were able to extinguish it
within minutes of entering the apartment.
was transported to the University of Cincinnati hospital by Air Care. His medical
condition is currently unknown.
of Baker's apartment are estimated to be $10,000 in repair costs.