Investigators Looking For 2 Out-Of-State Firefighters Who Helped People Escape Emmitt House Blaze

Published: .
Updated: .

State investigators are looking for two out-of-state firefighters who helped save people from a southern Ohio restaurant fire.

The historic Emmitt House restaurant caught fire Monday evening in Waverly.

              SLIDESHOW: Emmit House Fire

The State Fire Marshal's Office has learned that two off-duty firefighters from Pennsylvania were at the Emmitt House at the time.

The firefighters helped get people out of the building after they determined something was wrong.

Investigators are hoping to track down the firefighters to interview them about what they saw.

The estimated loss of the fire was between $1.5 - 2 million. A neighboring building also suffered heavy damage.

The Ohio Fire Marshal's Office can be contacted at 800-589-2728.