Man helps save friend from burning home

Provided Photo/ Columbus Fire Department

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – A local resident was recognized for his actions after saving his friend from a burning home.

On May 28th Brad Eubanks was traveling to see his friend Edward Brune when he, and Officer John Searle found that Brune’s home was on fire.

Both Eubanks and Officer Searle tried to enter the home by kicking in the back and front door, but fire kept them from entering the home. A window was then removed to pull Brune out.

Eubanks received burns on his hands.

The Columbus Fire Department honored Eubanks on June 2nd for his heroic actions. Eubanks shared he has a greater appreciation for what firefighters do every day on the job. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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