Elderly couple saved from burning home in Eureka Township


Posted by Daily News • Last Updated 10:03 am on Thursday, September 13 2012

 

A firefighter carries a fire hose as a parked car burns in the background at 10325 Stakes Road in Eureka Township Wednesday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

By Kelli Ameling and Cory Smith

EUREKA TOWNSHIP – An elderly couple has lost their home as a fire that started in their garage spread through the house and consumed the home in a matter of minutes.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety was dispatched to 10325 Stakes Road in Eureka Township at about 7:45 p.m. tonight after neighbors saw smoke and fire coming from the home and called 911.

The homeowners, 92-year-old Vern and Peggy Wheeler, 80, were rescued from their home just before the fire consumed the house.

“They almost didn’t make it out,” said Greg Ackley, a neighbor to the Wheelers.

For the complete story, check Thursday’s edition of The Daily News or www.thedailynews.cc, later.  

 

 

A firefighter sprays water onto a house engulfed in flames at 10325 Stakes Road in Eureka Township Wednesday evening. Daily News/Cory Smith

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