SUNSET HEIGHTS - Neighbors removed an elderly woman - believed to be 102 years old - from a burning home before fire crews arrived at 69560 Old Cadiz Pike in Sunset Heights on Wednesday evening.
According to Sunset Heights Fire Chief Jim Delman, the woman was taken to a neighbor's home and refused aid from emergency personnel. He said the fire was reported at 6:11 p.m. The home is directly behind the firehouse and when his first trucks turned the corner, firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the structure.
The fire apparently started in a car in the attached garage. The car was destroyed.
"There was heavy damage to the garage and some extension into the rest of the home," Delman said.
Delman said he did not know the identity of the home's owner.