Bystanders are credited with saving the life of an elderly Marshall County woman trapped in a house that caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the scene on 5C Road just north of Plymouth just after 3 p.m., according to our reporting partner at WNDU-TV. More than 50 firefighters from 16 agencies worked to battle the blaze which destroyed the residence. A total of four people were in the home when the fire started. Officials say two were taken to Memorial Hospital and two were taken to Plymouth. There’s no word on the extent of their injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and the state fire marshal’s office will investigate.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.