Neighbor helps rescue man after house goes up in flames

WALNUT TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — A resident of a Pickaway County home was rescued early Friday morning with the help of a neighbor.

According to Harrison Township Fire Captain Chad Noggle, the fire was reported around 1 a.m. on the 2900 block of Pine Drive in Walnut Township.

Firefighters said the home was fully involved in flames when they arrived.

A 66-year-old man was rescued by the other occupants of the home with the help of a neighbor. He was taken to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center to be treated for second-degree burns.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.

The home is considered a total loss. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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