Home Fire News Woman caught inside burning Fresno home gets rescued by firefighters

Woman caught inside burning Fresno home gets rescued by firefighters

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Anthony Galaviz

The Fresno Bee

Apr. 22—A woman was severely burned after she got trapped inside a house fire Thursday night.

The outcome could’ve been worse had firefighter not rescued her in time.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 4600 block of East Brown Avenue.

Fire crews arrived within five minutes of receiving reports of a residential fire with people possibly trapped inside, according to Fresno Fire Batallion Chief Bob Camp.

Fire crews searched for people inside the burning home and found a woman, whose identity or age was not immediately released. Firefighters managed to get the woman out of the house and conducted life-saving measures on her, Camp said. Camp added that the woman was able to breathe on her own but she did suffer severe burns.

Another person was located outside of the home as the fire occurred. No injuries were reported regarding that person.

It was unclear if either person lived in the house or if they were trespassing.

Neighbors told authorities that they believed the “house may have been recently vacated.”

As many as 30 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire.

The house suffered significant fire damage, Camp said, but an exact cost of damage was not immediately known.

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