WESTFIELD, Ind.—Westfield firefighters were hard at work today saving yet another home in the less than a week. Around one this afternoon, a contractor installing a dryer duct at 14706 Harvest Drive was pushed off an outside ladder. Investigators believe he hit an electrical line inside the home. After falling off the ladder he stood up, went inside the home, and got everyone out safe. Then, the homeowner called 9-1-1.
Westfield firefighters arrived shortly after and went inside to extinguish a fire in the kitchen area. While doing this, other crews began quickly searching the house and checking for fire on the second floor. Within 20 minutes, crews had the fire out and investigators begin their inspection.
The contractor was treated and released by medical crews on the scene and there were no other injuries. Investigators believe the fire was an accident and caused by electrical wires: estimated damages are 20,000 dollars. Carmel firefighters also assisted with the blaze.
The City of Westfield Fire Department protects 56 square miles in a suburb just north of Indianapolis. Their 70-member department has proudly served its community since 1904.