While Firefighters Battle Flames, 10 Are Taken To Local Hospitals

By Peter Ambrose
By Scott Sarvay

February 9, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 5:22 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Wednesday morning's brutal cold sent 10 people to the hospital, as firefighters fought a blaze for more than two hours.

The stubborn house fire broke out around 3:15 Wednesday morning at a home in the 3500 block of South Harrison Street.

With temperatures at (-5) and wind chills at (-20), paramedics stood by to help any firefighters who succumbed to the brutal cold.

People in the home were able to run outside, but they were only in their pajamas; they were treated, as well.

Fort Wayne Fire Department Captain Henry Willis says, “We got here and found heavy flames and smoke. As far as I know, everyone is out of the house. Ten people were taken to the hospital."

Investigators are still looking into how the fire began.

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