SHERIDAN, Ind. — Westfield firefighters fought a house blaze with Sheridan Fire Department this morning. Andrew Lindsey and Jessica Sutton were home at 21797 Booker Court when they saw smoke coming from the walls. They immediately called 9-1-1 and got out of the house–including their school-aged boy who even made it to school today.
Sheridan firefighters arrived shortly after and make quick work to extinguish the fire. In the meantime, crews helped rescue a cat out of the home. Everyone made it out safe–including their school-aged boy who even made it to school today. While firefighters finished their work, investigators began their job to locate the cause of the fire. With that, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
This morning, Mayor Cook along with Westfield firefighters and police officers biked to school withWashington Woods Elementary School. The more than 50 children and parents enjoyed the half mile jaunt from Americana Bank on State Road 32 to the school.
Mayor Andy Cook helps a young boy prepare for today’s exciting bike ride to school.
Firefighter Derek Michael, left, rides to school with his daughter Halena this morning.
- Firefighter Derek Michael is ready to ride to school with children from Washington Woods Elementary.
Washington Woods Elementary students gear up for today’s bike ride to school.
Power is out for approximately 3-hours in the area near Penn St. And Elm Alley while Duke Energy repairs a power line.
Hoosiers having difficulty contacting family in Boston can call designated number.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security received information from a Massachusetts emergency management agency with the following information.
In response to the explosions in Boston today, Hoosiers who are having trouble contacting family in Boston can call the following number to check on them: 617-635-4500.
Please DO NOT call the number unless there is difficulty contacting family.
Westfield firefighters extingushing the blaze at 176 Tansey Crossing
Firefighters were busy this weekend after discarded smoking materials caught a Westfield home on fire. On Sunday afternoon, people near 176 W Tansey Crossing saw thick black smoke billowing into the sky. They immediately called 9-1-1. Firefighters saw the smoke before they even left the station and called a second alarm—bringing in more crews from neighboring fire stations.
When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from every window and door in the front. They could not even see the back because of heavy smoke and flames. Despite the odds against them, firefighters mounted a stand—saving two adjacent homes that were beginning to catch on fire as well.
Firefighters would spend over an hour putting the fire out. While the home will have to be rebuilt, the good news is that everyone made it out safe and no one was injured. Investigators believe the fire started on the rear porch from discarded smoking materials. The damage to the three homes is estimated at $270,000. The homeowners were coming back from out of town and were staying with family overnight. Their adult children were home at the time of the fire.
The back side of the home engulfed in flames and smoke
Firefighters mounted a stand and saved two neighboring homes today
Congresswoman Brooks answers questions from Westfield firefighters.
Congresswoman Susan Brooks stopped by Westfield Fire this morning. During her visit, she fielded questions from firefighters and gave her support to firefighters across her district.
“It was an honor to host Congresswoman Brooks this morning, ” said Fire Chief Jason Lemons. “We’re excited for the great things she’s doing as she serves us in Washington. ”
The Hamilton County Professional Fire Fighters Union also present the congresswoman with a special fire helmet that she’ll be hanging in her office in the nation’s Capitol.
Firefighters Union President Tony Murray presents Congresswoman Brooks with a special fire helmet to be displayed at the Capitol.
Congresswoman Brooks met with firefighters from Westfield this morning.