A fire that started in an upstairs bedroom injured one person and displaced two residents early this morning.
Firefighters responded for a medical assistance call to the 300 block of Gayle Avenue, near Burkholder Boulevard and Major Avenue, at about 2:40 a.m. When crews arrived at the two-story townhome, they discovered a structure fire and called in additional resources.
Firefighters initiated an offensive fire attack and entered the structure, locating a 71-year-old woman lying on the floor of a bedroom. She was transported to St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Rose de Lima Campus in serious condition.
""I just want to know if she's OK," said Terresa Denton, the 71-year-old's friend.
Firefighters contained the fire and prevented extension into the adjoining townhouse units. There were no other injuries to residents or firefighters.
Two adults were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Corey Cronk was among those displaced.
"We're just trying to figure out where we're going to go since we're new don't know that many people so it's kind of stressful," Cronk said.
The cause of the fire is undermined. The estimated loss is $21,800 for building structure and contents.