GREENSBURG, Pa. - A woman was taken to a hospital Wednesday night after she was rescued from a fire at her home in Greensburg.
Firefighters found the woman lying on the floor near a back door of her Euclid Avenue home, officials told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.
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The fire, which broke out about 10 p.m., filled the first floor of the home with smoke. Investigators told TribLIVE that the fire is believed to have started on the same floor, in the living room.
Officials have not identified the woman, but a man told Channel 11’s Gabriella DeLuca that the victim is his 61-year-old niece.
Willoughby Adair, a neighbor, called 911 and started pounding on the door when she saw the house was on fire.
“I'm beating on the door. I'm like, ‘Honey, are you OK?’” Adair said. “I couldn't get an answer.”
When firefighters arrived, they broke three windows as they worked to get to the woman inside.
"There was smoke coming out of there, smoke out the windows, and they were taking ladders busting the windows and everything because they couldn't get into the house," Adair said.
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