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Two taken to hospital following house fire

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton
CLAY COUNTY -- A structure fire and possible explosion sent an unidentified man to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, Saturday.

At approximately 9 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Lewis Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the fire, located at 12970 S. County Road 500 W., Jasonville.

According to information provided by Sheriff Mike Heaton, the home had been abandoned.

The man was taken to Wishard Hospital via Air Evac for severe burns he received from the fire

Another male victim was transported to Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Officials said the extent of injuries to both victims was unknown.

Heaton said witnesses informed officials the second person "jumped" from a second-story window to escape the fire.

Heaton told The Times it was believed the fire started in the upstairs portion of the home.

Authorities speculated a methamphetamine lab explosion might have taken place.

Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters stated they could smell a strong chemical odor.

Heaton also said Duke Energy was called to the scene, but added there was no electricity in the home.

The names of the victims were not released.

According to Heaton, officials with the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office were scheduled to be at the scene Monday.

Other agencies responding to the scene included the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department, Jasonville Fire Department, Wright Township Fire Department and TransCare.

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Is it really worth the risk? People get some help and get off this terrible stuff now.

-- Posted by indianamama on Mon, Feb 13, 2012, at 12:13 PM

Who paid for their trip on AirVac? Who is paying their hospital bills? What happens to us when we can't pay our medical bills and what happens to them? LOL!

-- Posted by Zen on Mon, Feb 20, 2012, at 8:51 PM

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