Garden City man suffers burns in home fire

A disabled Garden City man was seriously burned in a home fire Thursday morning.

The victim was taken to Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis with second and third degree burns, says Chief Dave Thompson with the Columbus Township Fire and Rescue Department.

Thompson said firefighters were called to the rental home in the 900 block of Jonesville Road at about 10:20 a.m. Thursday. A man and his daughter were at home at the time and the daughter was able to escape the home and call for help. The father, who is disabled, was on a couch in the living room where the fire started.

The fire was mostly contained to the living room area, but the rest of the home suffered heavy heat and smoke damage.

Thompson said the fire is still under investigation but careless smoking is believed to have played a part.

The home is owned by TENA Inc.

Other agencies assisting at the scene included Columbus, Wayne Township, Southwest and Harrison Township fire departments.