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Firefighters rescue person trapped in blaze

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte firefighters rescued a woman trapped in a blaze in west Charlotte Monday night.

The fire was reported around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday on Porter Street, near Hovis Road and Brookshire Boulevard. “The first arriving company was able to rescue an occupant from the structure fire,” said Charlotte Fire Department spokesman Capt. Rob Brisley.

Because of intense fire conditions, firefighters could not go through the front door, and had to break a window to rescue the woman, who was trapped in a bedroom. She was the only one still inside the home when firefighters arrived.

Investigators didn’t immediately know what caused the fire at the one-story brick house. They also didn’t know the condition of the woman who was rescued; they said she was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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