(8-6-21) Two (unnamed) Hicksville Police Officers arrived at 317 S. Main St. at 11pm on Thursday with a fire in progress and found the homeowner, Jeffrey Pepple (63) on the floor inside the home. The officers pulled him to safety, he was taken to a Hicksville hospital. The department said he was later airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with burns. His condition is unknown at this time.
The department said the two officers who rescued Pepple were treated at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville hospital for smoke inhalation and have been released.
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