Taylorville Fire Department had a busy Monday evening, responding to a serious motor vehicle accident and a house fire. The vehicle accident occurred on Route 104 and Fire spent an hour using extrication tools to free the driver from a very complicated extrication. Dunn’s Ambulance took the victim to Midland Fire Station where the victim was airflighted out. Owaneco Fire Protection District was asked to come help.
No sooner than Taylorville Fire freed the victim from the accident, Taylorville Fire was called to a fully involved house fire on Lewis Street. Owaneco and Taylorville Fire responded immediately. Additional departments were called and the fire was put out.
Taylorville Fire thanked all of the local agencies that helped with both incidents including Taylorville Police Department, Kincaid and Edinburg Police, who helped block a stretch of 104, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, and Illinois State Police. Other agencies that helped included Christian County Dispatch, Dunn’s Ambulance, Midland Fire, Edinburg Fire Department, Stonington Fire, Morrisonville/Palmer Fire, and Assumption Fire.
Pictures courtesy: Owaneco Fire Protection District.