Winnfield Fire Departments rescue seven people trapped in burning building

Winnfield Fire Departments rescue seven people trapped in burning building

Ben Murphy and Philip Wilkerson who went into the burning building and saved seven people

Winnfield Fire Departments rescue seven people trapped in burning building

A fire on McCloud Street had seven people trapped inside on July 17.

Winnfield Fire Departments rescue seven people trapped in burning building

The remains of the room that people were trapped in on July 17. The Fire Department was able to get everyone out safely.

A dark day turned into a show of extraordinary heroism for the Winnfield Fire Dept. on July 17, as firefighters went inside a burning home to rescue a handicapped man.

Police dispatch alerted the fire department of a residential fire on Mccloud St. with people being trapped inside.

Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found six people trying to rescue the man and heavy fire and smoke in the area.

Capt. Phillip Wilkerson and FF/OPR. Ben Murphy donned all necessary PPE, went inside where the disabled male was in an adjacent room and dragged him out of the smoke-filled area along with getting the rest of the people out as well. While Det. Roberts sprayed water from the outside of the structure.

 

 

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