Man Seriously Burned Trying To Extinguish Shed & Barn Fire (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Man Seriously Burned Trying To Extinguish Shed & Barn Fire (PHOTOS)

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM EDT

ORLAND, Ind. (21Alive) -- Investigators are looking into what could have caused a fire that resulted in a man in the hospital with serious burns and left charred remains of a shed and barn.

Orland Fire and Rescue crews were called to a home in the 8100 block of W. SR 120 Tuesday morning and found a shed and barn on fire.

Family members in the home, told officials they were woken by what they said sounded like fireworks going off and discovered the fire.

A member of the family, Jebadiah Wheeler, was seriously burned and transported to a hospital. He told officials he was burned while trying to extinguish the flames.

Fremont Fire Department was called for manpower and tankers due to the rural area.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing. Fire units were on the scene for just over two hours.




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