ANDERSON — An eastside resident has been transported to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis to receive treatment for smoke inhalation after an early morning house fire.

Meanwhile, an officer with the Madison County Sheriff's Department will remain at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson for two hours of observation after he also suffered smoke inhalation.

Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said a female caller reported the fire at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday at 25 Canterbury Court on the east side of Anderson. The caller said the fire had trapped her in her bedroom.

Richardson said Sgt. Paul Kollros was the first responder on scene.

"He entered the residence with his fire extinguisher and attempted to locate the resident," Richardson said. "He was able to knock down the fire, but was turned back due to heavy smoke."

When firefighters arrived on the scene, Richardson said, Kolross helped them locate the woman. Both she and Kolross were transported to St. John's Hospital in Anderson where they were treated for smoke inhalation. The woman was later transported by helicopter to Wishard.

"I don't think either one is burnt, just smoke inhalation," Richardson said. "I spoke to (Kolross) on the scene, both of them were on oxygen."

Richardson said the fire was well contained and never broke through the roof of the structure.

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