Marion County firefighters saved a woman from a burning mobile home early Saturday morning.
A 911 caller reported that a woman was trapped in the mobile home in the northwest portion of Marion County. The caller also said that an adult and four children had escaped and were outside the burning structure, a report states.
Firefighters from Anthony Station #1 arrived on scene at 6:21 a.m. to find the home 50 percent involved in flames. Engine Company #1 and Heavy Rescue #2 arrived one minute later, establishing the search group and the rapid intervention team.
Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack while others completed the primary search of the structure. Firefighters from Lowell Engine Company #11 and Sparr Station #19 also arrived on scene and began battling the fire.
A district captain assumed command and requested additional resources. The woman was located and removed from the structure at 6:28 a.m. by firefighters on Rescue #1 and Heavy Rescue #2. A critical care team provided treatment and she was transported to a local trauma hospital. An additional patient was identified and also transported to a local hospital.
The fire was deemed under control at 6:37 a.m. In all, 22 firefighters, four engines and two heavy rescues responded to the blaze.
There were no reported injuries to firefighters. The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Six residents were displaced by the fire and the American Red Cross was called in for assistance.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women of Marion County Fire Rescue,” said Fire Chief James Banta. “Their quick response, tactical prowess and synergy enabled them to make quick entry, locate the patient and provide much needed emergency medical care while en route to the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very trying time.”