Original story--7/22/2014 7:03 AM--
Several people were sent to the hospital following an early Tuesday morning house fire in Evansville.
Firefighters were called to the home near the intersection of South Barker Avenue and Austin Avenue around 3:30.
Two adults and two children were on the second floor of the home and are being treated for smoke inhalation.
Neighbor Thomas Wainwright helped the people escape the home.
He says, "There was no way to get the children and adults off the roof. I didn't have a ladder, so I backed my truck up to it in my SUV and climbed up on it. ..Helped the female first, she climbed on top of me. I lowered her down. My roof was all slippery wet from dew. Then i helped the two children down then luckily the neighbor upstairs was there to retrieve the babies."
Two people on the first floor were able to get out safely, but a firefighter had to be treated for a minor injury.
Right now investigators say that the fire appeared to have started in a bedroom on the second floor, but the investigation continues.
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