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TELL CITY - A woman was rescued from a burning home Thursday morning, and she and a police officer were seen at Perry County Memorial Hospital afterward, according to the chief of the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department.
Greg Linne said his department was dispatched at approximately 2:08 a.m. and arrived at 1034 12th St. within five minutes.
Debbie Howell had called 911 to report the fire and that she was trapped in the basement, Linne said. Firefighters and police officers pulled her out through a window and she was taken to the local hospital before being transferred to another, he explained.
Bryce Hammack, a Tell City police officer and firefighter, was treated at Perry County Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation.
Two other occupants escaped from the first floor of the home without injury, he said. Twenty-one firefighters were at the scene for four hours. A home at 1036 12th St. sustained heat damage.
In addition to the fire department, officers from Tell City and Cannelton police departments, Perry County Sheriff's Department and Perry County Emergency Medical Services responded to the fire.