Three people are safe after a house caught fire early Wednesday morning in south Springfield.
Battlefield Fire Protection District Chief Scott Moore said a couple was rescued and their daughter escaped from the house in the 2300 block of South Nolting Avenue.
Moore said the local fire crew was assisting at another emergency when the call first came in. Law enforcement officials from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office were the first on the scene, he said.
Cpl. Daniel Adams, Deputy Cole Branning and Deputy Randy Foster arrived on scene and learned there was am “elderly couple” still inside, according to a news release from the department. They found a woman in the back bedroom. Flames were in an adjoining room. They were able to pull the woman through a window to safety. The deputies found a man lying on the back porch and carried him to safety.
“The sheriff’s office has always gone above and beyond in this type of emergency,” Moore said.
Although the cause of the fire is undetermined, Moore said it is not suspicious and they couldn’t rule out it was an electrical fire.
The man and woman were transported to an area hospital for evaluation, according to the sheriff’s office.
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