Shelbyville Daily Union

Homepage

January 29, 2014

Fire sends 1 to hospital

SHELBYVILLE, IL. —

A home fire sent a Shelbyville woman to the hospital and destroyed her home Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the 800 block of West North 2nd Street shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.

"We could see the smoke from the station," said fire engineer Brent Fogleman. 

The lone occupant, Bonnie Warfield, told fire fighters she noticed fire on the side of the chair she was sitting in. She attempted to use a fire extinguisher but could not pull the pin. She went outside and was finally able to pull the pin, but when she went back inside the fire was too big to handle. Passerby Mark Duckett and Shelbyville Police officer Brad Getz assisted Warfield away from her home.

Warfield, who also used an oxygen cannula, suffered burns. She was taken by ambulance to Shelby Memorial Hospital and later transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

"She also told us there were 8 to 10 oxygen bottles in the home. They exploded before we were able to get inside. By the time we could get inside the fire was already through the porch roof," Fogleman said.

No injuries other than the resident were reported. Her cat also escaped safely. Neighboring homes were not damaged by the fire.

No investigation will be conducted. "There was nothing suspicious about it," Fogleman said.

Firefighters remained on the scene until about 4 p.m. Mutual aid was provided by Tower Hill, Findlay, and Windsor departments.

1
Text Only
Local News
Obituaries
Homepage
  • Man fatally shot in Pana standoff, officer wounded

    Illinois State Police(ISP) and Christian County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 29, in rural Christian County that involved ISP SWAT, a Pana Police officer and an armed offender.

    July 29, 2014

  • Drowning victim identified

    A weekend drowning victim has been identified by the Shelby County Sheriff's office.

    July 28, 2014

  • 072914 trail work pic 2 Local volunteers assist AmeriCorps workers on Illini Trail

    The AmeriCorps NCCC crew got a boost of help on July 19 from community volunteers to work on the Chief Illini Trail at Lake Shelbyville.The crew is rehabilitating the trail, which has been neglected over time. The 11-mile hiking trail runs between Lo

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Drowning death reported

    A Shelbyville woman is the apparently victim of a drowning Sunday morning.

    July 27, 2014

  • Findlay Walleye Festival begins Friday

    A variety of entertainment for the whole family beckons visitors to the annual Findlay Walleye Festival this weekend.The Festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday evening with music by Jim Allen and Country Classics with Kelsey Beard and Curt Wooters, followe

    July 21, 2014

Celebrations
  • Montgomery to celebrate 80th

    Paul Montgomery of Stewardson will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house August 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Windsor Christian Church fellowship center, 1101 Broadway, Windsor.He was born August 5, 1934, at Clinton, Illinois, to Rollie and Mona Mo

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium