Harrisburg- The fast actions of a Harrisburg firefighter help to save a woman from her burning home early Monday morning. In total, six people are out of their homes after a fast moving kitchen fire tears through their Harrisburg rowhome.
The fire started around 2 a.m. at 1711 Walnut Street. Five of the six people living inside were able to get out safely. The sixth, a woman, was making her way down from the third floor of the home when she was met by the first Harrisburg firefighter on scene. He was able to help her down the stair and out of the house before the fire did heavy damage to the house.
“He was able to go up through the stairs and made his way in. He found her. She was just on her way down from the third floor. And he was able to bring her down through the steps,” said Deputy Chief Gary Neff, Harrisburg Bureau of Fire.
Four people were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor cases of smoke inhalation. They are expected to be ok. The first floor of the home at 1711 Walnut Street suffered a heavy amount of damage.
Once the people get out of the hospital, they will get assistance from the American Red Cross with immediate needs.
Fire crews believe cooking in the kitchen started this fire. No word on damage amounts to the home.