Why We Search: Columbus Firefighters Rescue Child in Vacant House Fire

 

It’s not just drunks and drug addicts in these joints

 

An 8-year old Columbus boy is in critical condition after having been rescued from a vacant house fire. Columbus firefighters responded to the Hamilton Road home and saw one young boy running from the structure. Inside they found the injured boy under a sheet. He was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Both youth are suspected of setting trash inside the home on fire.

Update via our Facebook page:

"Doug Wortman: Lt Brian Conaway made a nice call and hopefully a save. Engine was out of service. L23 hit it with 2 cans and did a primary waiting for the Engine to arrive, found the child. Zero visibility!"

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Related

“8-yearold seriously hurt in East Side fire” Columbus Dispatch

“Young Boy Critically Hurt at SE Columbus Vacant Home Fire” Fox28

“Child Injured In Fire At Southeast Side Vacant Home” 10TV.com

Photo courtesy of Allison Manning/Columbus Dispatch

 

Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George's County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville where he met Chris Hebert and Dave Ianonne, the creators of Firehouse.com. Bill went to work for them back in 2001 and after they transitioned away to new, bigger projects, he was hired by them again in 2009. Bill's writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of "Fire Officer: Principles and Practice", The Secret List and Tinhelmet.com.

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  • Doug Wortman says:

    Let me say that I was not on this fire, but lt. Conaway was the one who found the child. I merely told his side because he worked with me later that night and told me what happened. Thank you

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