- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Kennewick, Washington, woman called by a medical alert company to check on a disabled neighbor initially had trouble getting the neighbor’s door lock code to work, then noticed smoke coming from the chimney and heard her neighbor yelling for help.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://is.gd/3DzHdK ) that Dori Roberson called 911 once she realized there was a fire, then continued trying to unlock Karen O’Conner’s door. Roberson managed to get into the duplex Monday morning and found smoke everywhere. She was unable to move O’Conner on her own but firefighters soon arrived and carried the woman out. Medics treated O’Conner for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters say the blaze started near a recently installed baseboard heater in a back bedroom of the adjacent unit.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com



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