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Woman Airlifted Following Trailer Fire

(Michigan City, IN) - Two people and a dog were rescued from a burning mobile home this morning in Michigan City.


At roughly 8:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the Dunewood Village Mobile Home Park along Indiana 212 on the city’s far east side. Michigan City Fire Department Public Information Officer Tia Free said members of a nearby construction crew hearing the commotion went over and busted a window out of the single wide trailer. They then reached in and helped both people and the dog out of the burning structure.


Free said a 77-year old woman wound up being airlifted to an outside hospital with burns to her throat from breathing in the heated air, in addition to a four-year-old boy who was treated and released. The names of both individuals were not disclosed. 


The dog was unharmed.


Free said firefighter Eugene Hanas was also hurt but his injuries were minor.


The house trailer was destroyed.


“There’s not much left inside of it. It was pretty far gone when we got there,” she said.   


She said the cause of the fire remained under investigation by the Michigan City Fire Department and Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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