LOUDERHILL, Florida. (FloridaToday.news) — Rescue crews raced to rescue an elderly woman trapped inside a burning house in Lauderhill.
A total of eight people, including children, were in the home at the time of the Monday night fire around 8 p.m. in the 3300 block of Northwest 8th.
The elderly woman’s daughter said she had dementia and could not walk well.
Upon arrival, Lauderhill Fire and Rescue found the house apparently on fire. The crew pulled her out of the window of the room where she was trapped and put out the flames.
“There was a fire in the back room on the bed, we were trying to get water, by the time we started to get water, the house was already shrouded in smoke,” said Genevieve Sawyer, the daughter of an elderly woman.
However, everyone else managed to leave the house, despite heavy smoke. Neighbors said they poured water on the fire to keep it out until firefighters arrived.
“So you know we had to go out and my mom was stuck in the back room and thank God for the neighbors,” Sawyer continued.
Sawyer’s mother, as well as an elderly man, were taken to Broward Health Medical Center due to smoke inhalation in stable condition, officials said, and they are expected to be fine.
Details about what caused the fire are being specified.
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