An apparent explosion Saturday just north of downtown injured a man and turned a house into a smoking, charred pile of rubble.
The blast destroyed the house at the corner of Bayer and Sallie avenues, shredded the side of the home next door and sent debris flying across the street. Fire crews are still at the scene.
The injured man, an IPFW student, was staying at the home temporarily and planned to leave in August to complete his senior year at IU Bloomington.
Baugher could hear screaming: “Help me! Help me!”
“Where are you?! Where are you?!” Baugher called.
Another man and a woman, a retired firefighter who lives nearby, worked with Baugher to find the source of the voice. Eventually, they saw movement through the smoke.
A soot-covered young man was on his feet in a part of the house that had not completely collapsed. On his own, he managed to maneuver his way out of the wreckage.
Baugher, 36, and the other two good Samaritans helped him over a fence to safety before flames got a hold of the house.
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