Fire sends two to hospital

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 2, 2004

AID TOWNSHIP- Two people were injured this morning in an early morning house fire in Aid Township.

Aid Fire Chief Joe Justice said a woman and a child have been taken to area hospitals for treatment. Two other people in the house were not injured.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office has been asked to investigate the blaze because of the injuries. The names of the injured people were not available at press time.

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The call came in this morning just after 4 a.m., reporting that a house on Ellisonville-Paddle Creek Road was on fire. Justice said two neighbors were good Samaritans.

"Two brothers who live behind the (burning) house, James and Mark Dixon, said they were awakened by a dog barking and saw the fire and rescued the family. It is my understanding James went in and pulled the four people out."

Justice said the fire appears to have started in the living room and the house was a total loss.

I think a couple of bedrooms were still standing when we left," Justice said.

Aid firefighters were assisted in their efforts by the Lawrence Township Fire Department. The Elizabeth Township Fire Department was placed on standby.