E’town man rescued from blaze

An Elizabethtown man was rescued Tuesday morning from a structure fire at his Princeton Drive residence.

An unidentified Elizabethtown man was rescued Tuesday afternoon by Elizabethtown Fire Department personnel after a fire caused considerable damage to his Princeton Drive residence.

According to EFD Deputy Chief Everett Roberts, emergency personnel arrived at the scene around 11 a.m. Tuesday. A rapid scene assessment indicated that a person was trapped in the building and crew members entered the structure to rescue the man.

Elizabethtown Fire Department and Hardin County Emergency Medical Service personnel performed immediate resuscitative efforts on the man and he was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital. He later was taken to University Hospital in Louisville. Roberts said late Tuesday afternoon the man’s condition was unknown.

The fire began in the garage of the structure and appears to be accidental, according to Roberts. The official cause remains undetermined.

Nolin RECC, the Elizabethtown Gas Department and Red Cross personnel also assisted at the scene.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
Terms of Use. The complete terms of use policy can be found at the bottom of this page.