- Associated Press - Sunday, January 8, 2017

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say an 87-year-old woman who was rescued from a burning home later died after suffering a heart attack.

Three firefighters also suffered minor injuries while battling the fire on Flora Street in Elizabeth, which also left seven people homeless.

Authorities say the fire was reported around 11 p.m. Saturday. Arriving firefighters found smoke and flames spreading quickly through the home and were told someone was still inside the residence.

The woman, Mary Ray, was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later. It wasn’t immediately clear if she lived in the home.

Two firefighters were treated at a hospital for burns, while another was treated for a back injury.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The American Red Cross was assisting the displaced residents.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide