Press Release for Oak Street Structure Fire
The Louisa Fire Department received a call of a structure fire at 81 Oak Street at 07:58 am.
First fire units arrived at 08:07am and found heavy smoke conditions with fire in the rear of the structure. First engine company made entry and found a female victim lying on the floor just a few feet from the front door.
Under heavy smoke and heat conditions with fire entering the room over their heads, Captain Anthony Caudill along with firefighter Luke Wellman removed the female victim to the outside where additional firefighters began resuscitation efforts, the female was removed from the structure at 08:12 am.
Captain Caudill along with firefighters L. Wellman and N. Burchett re-entered the structure and began searching for the second victim which was found in the living room not too far from where the first victim was found.
The male subject was removed from the structure at 08:20am and firefighters began resuscitation efforts. The third engine company arrived shortly after the first and second engine company and began fire suppression operations to extinguish the fire.
Both victims were transported from the scene with one having a pulse and breathing and the other was pulseless, CPR continued all the way to the hospital.
The fire was declared under control at 08:50 am, at which time salvage and overhaul operations began.
Per protocol the Kentucky State Fire Marshall’s office along with Kentucky State Police were notified to respond to the scene to investigate the fire.
All units cleared the scene at 1:02 pm.
Eddie PrestonChief Louisa Fire Department
(There has been no word on the condition of Ms. May as of this morning.)