3 residents, 1 firefighter injured in house fire

ELKHART, Ind. -- Two adults, a child and a firefighter were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation on Sunday, according to the Elkhart Fire Department.

The fire department responded to the home in the 1800 block of Oakland Avenue at 6:15 a.m.  When firefighters arrived, they located heavy black smoke coming from the front windows of the 2 story home and a person on the roof.

The person on the roof was rescued and informed firefighters her child was on the first floor of the home.

Firefighters entered the home and quickly found the child and an adult.

They were taken from the home and treated on scene, then the two adults and child were transported to the hospital.

One of the firefighters then issued a MAYDAY for a down or trapped firefighter. The firefighter was located and was able to self-rescue.

The firefighter was treated on scene then transported to the hospital.

By 7:03 a.m. the fire was under control.

The home had smoke detectors, but they either had dead or missing batteries, firefighters said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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