PORT VUE, Pa. — A woman and her young son were unresponsive when they were pulled from a house fire Thursday morning in Port Vue, officials said.
The woman and her son, who neighbors said is about 8 years old, became trapped in a second-floor bedroom of the home off Elmwood Street, officials said.
Neighbors tried getting into the home to help the woman and boy, but the smoke was too intense.
“I tried crawling in, stay low. But even crawling in staying low, whatever was burning in the house was letting out terrible fumes,” Art Post, a neighbor, said.
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Neighbor Andrew Davis tried to help from the roof.
“We were on the roof trying to get the windows, knock them down, and we heard the ruckus down below,” Davis said.
The woman and her son were taken to different hospitals after firefighters pulled them from the home.
They were both listed in critical condition.
A third person was also inside the house when the fire started. Neighbors said the teenager had been staying at the home and ran out screaming, “fire.”
One of two dogs pulled from the home did not survive, officials said.
Investigators believe the fire, which was reported about 5:30 a.m., started in the living room on the first floor.
A fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
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