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Mayday for Indiana Firefighters Trapped in Attic

Fire traps two in Wolcottville

(Topeka Volunteer Fire Department, Facebook)

FirefighterNation Staff

WOLCOTTVILLE, Indiana – WANE reports that two Topeka volunteer firefighters were injured after being trapped by fire at a Wolcottville restaurant on Saturday.

Firefighters responded to the Beauty and the Bull Bar and Grill at 5935 South 075 West, northwest of Wolcottville at approximately 7:30 p.m.

According to a Facebook post by the Topeka Volunteer Fire Department, two firefighters were working in the attic of the restaurant when fire flashed and cut off their escape route.

While conducting interior operations two firefighters were trapped in an attic. The attic flashed and cutoff their…

Posted by Topeka Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, May 17, 2020

The firefighters called for help and crews were reportedly able to pull the ceiling down and remove them.

Topeka Fire Chief Stewart Bender said one firefighter was transported to a hospital in Indianapolis for unspecified injuries.

The second firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

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