Gibson Co. Woman Rescued by Police After Being Trapped During Fire


A Gibson County woman has been taken to the hospital following an overnight house fire.

It happened around 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning on Alfrell Street in Oakland City.

Fire chief James Defendall says a woman in the home was rescued by two police officers after she became trapped in the laundry room.

We’re told she was not hurt, but was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, just as a precaution.

It took firefighters about a little over an hour to get the the fire under control.

They tell us it does not appear suspicious, but that the investigation is continuing.

(This story was originally published on August 1, 2017)

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