Winter Haven Fla--3 Rescued from Fire
Published Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Three Rescued From House Fire
City firefighters rescued three people from a burning house at 918 Ave. S S.E. early Sunday morning. Another man was able to get out of the house on his own.
Two of those rescued were airlifted, one to Tampa General Hospital and the other to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The patient taken to LRMC was later transferred to Tampa General, said fire Lt. Shannon Duncan.
The third person was taken by ambulance to Winter Haven Hospital.
Duncan would not identify the injured people because their identity is protected by law.
The one-story, concrete block house, owned by Kris M. Bender, according to Polk County property records, was destroyed in the fire that occurred about 1:50 a.m., according to Winter Haven fire officials.
Two vehicles were also destroyed by the fire.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Polk County Fire Department and the state fire marshal, Duncan said.