HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — A power outage occurred at 5 p.m. on the campus of Huntington University.
The Merillat Center of Arts building (MCA) was one of the buildings that was affected by the outage. After the building lost power, there was a back-up generator that started automatically.
The Huntington internet router also shut off because of the outage. Some students were not able to work in the building for hours after the outage occurred. Some technology in the building did not go back to their original settings and that made some students go to different buildings to do work on campus.
Emma Fried was in the MCA when the power first went off and told FDN that she was done with the work that she was doing, but she was a little frightened when it all happened.
The power has yet to be restored and the MCA is running on generators.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — Fire crews are in a battle to extinguish a large structure fire in downtown Huntington.
Firefighters were called to the corner of Cherry and Market street just after 8 a.m. Wednesday on reports of a fire. The fire continued to be active later in the day with flames climbing through the top fo the building around 11 a.m.
The downtown building is home to multiple apartments and various businesses.
Around 60 to 70 firefighters were on scene, according to Huntington Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Huff.
A heavy and thick smoke clouded the downtown area as firefighters struggled to put out the fire. Crews worked to eradicate the fire from the Cherry street and Market street roads.
Families were seen evacuating the area, clutching on to their belongings and their kids.
No injuries have yet to be reported, according to Huff.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (FDN) — On Monday, September 12 at 2:00pm, police were called to County Road 200 East with reports of a UTV accident. Jerry Landrum was heading northbound on C.R. 200 when he struck a culvert on the side of the road. Landrum was then thrown from his UTV and pinned underneath it.
Four passing Samaritans stopped and freed him before police showed up. Landrum was taken to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne with reports of shoulder and rib injuries. FDN’s Randi Orr and Shelby Price tried contacting Landrum to follow up on his injuries, but we received no response.
We also met with Trea Kiefer, HU’s Simulation Lab Coordinator, to talk to her about what to do when you come upon the scene of an accident. These are the steps she suggests that everyone should take:
Make sure the area is safe and secure before approaching the accident.
Determine if the victim is responsive.
Identify their injuries. If there is blood apply pressure to those areas.
Stabilize the head and neck.
Keep the injured person talking
Stay calm and get out of the way when emergency personnel arrive.