Monday, February 26, 2007

WOMAN JUMPS FROM BURNING HOME WITH BABY



Elyria Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Parmely early this morning after receiving a call from a woman who said her house was on fire and that she had to jump from a window with her infant child.

Elyria Fire Department Captain Joe Pronesti said when Firefighters arrived on scene they had light smoke showing.
“We got here we had light smoke showing and then when Engine 3 started to stretch a line they had a problem with their pumper, that put the pumper out of service so that kind of put us in a little bit of a pickle. Engine 2 came down and laid a supply and took over pump operations.”

Pronesti said that the fire, which started in the kitchen, rendered the house inhabitable so the Red Cross has been called in to assist the family. An early estimate puts the damage at $25,000.00.

LifeCare Paramedics were on scene to treat the woman and her child then released them to the care of friends. The woman’s husband was on his way to Cleveland when he got word of the fire. “This was suppose to be my day off, I don’t think I will get much relaxing done today now. I am just very relieved that my family is ok though.”

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:21 AM  
Anonymous Bob from South Amherst said...

What was the problem with the engine?

7:09 PM  
Blogger EFD Pronesti said...

E-3 pump would not engage

9:10 PM  
Anonymous rescue82 said...

Is it a Smeal/Spartan engine? Sounds like a LFD situation.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E-3 is a pierce

6:27 PM  

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