Bullskin fire victim in fair condition
A house fire overnight in Bullskin nearly cost an elderly woman her life.
“A woman was actually trapped inside,” said First Lt. Dale Peck of the Bullskin Volunteer Fire Department.
The fire occurred early Friday at 195 Spaugy Hollow Road.
“Her son dragged her to safety or we would have had a fatality,” Peck said.
According to firefighters, flames were through the roof of the one-story ranch-style house when they arrived. Firefighters said the house was destroyed.
The woman, Janet Kinneer, was taken to Frick hospital in Mt. Pleasant, reportedly suffering from smoke inhalation. According to a spokesperson from Frick, she was later transferred to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh. A spokesperson for UPMC Mercy said Kinneer is in fair condition. No further information was available.
Firefighters from Everson, Connellsville Township, Normalville, Springfield, Morrell, Dawson, Chestnut Ridge, South Connellsville, and New Haven Hose also fought the blaze, which was called into Fayette County 911 at 3:26 a.m. Fayette EMS was also at the scene.
Firemen were on scene until 6:18 a.m.
Karl Polacek is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com or 724-626-3538.
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