Seymour woman jumps from burning home into officer’s arms

Police rescued a Jackson County woman who jumped from the roof of her burning home early this morning.

Kayla Dishman of rural Seymour was not injured in the fire reported at 5:21 a.m. at her home at 8198 N. County Road 925E.

According to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Aaron Wilkins responded to a call from a woman who told dispatchers her home was on fire and she was stuck inside.

Wilkins said when he arrived, he found Dishman had made her way out a second-floor window of the wood-frame home and was on the roof, but flames were coming from the first floor below her.

Wilkins reported he told her to make her way to the edge of the roof, where she was able to jump into Wilkins’ arms.

After being checked for injuries, Dishman told Wilkins her dog was still inside the house.

Wilkins was able to force his way into the back door of the home and allow the dog to exit to safety.

The cause of the fire at the home owned by Gill Enterprises of Seymour remains under investigation.

Redding Township Volunteer Fire Department responded and was assisted by firefighters from Jackson-Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department and Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Jackson County and Elizabethtown Fire/Rescue Bartholomew County.

None of the firefighters were injured in the fire with the last of them leaving at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Dishman, whose age was not available at press time, could not be reached for comment.

Find the story in Thursday’s Tribune.