September 22, 2023


Fire officials report that Aurora firefighters were able to rescue a man stuck in a bathroom apartment during a Saturday morning fire.

Crews responded to a fire at River Park Apartments located at 439 Park Avenue in Aurora, IN around 11:57 a.m.

Aurora Police Department officers were first to arrive at the scene and reported heavy smoke coming from Apartment 25. Neighbors told officials that the tenant was possibly still inside the apartment and Aurora and Lawrenceburg firefighters entered the building upon arrival.

Heavy smoke conditions met firefighters at the entrance of the apartment; however, responders were able to safely locate the tenant, Clarence L. Baker, in the bathroom and carried him safely outside.

The fire was located on the stove and firefighters were able to extinguish it within minutes of entering the apartment.

Baker was transported to the University of Cincinnati hospital by Air Care. His medical condition is currently unknown.

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