06/07/13 Woman Injured In Perry Township House Fire
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Location: 720 Portersville Road Perry Township Ellwood City Lawrence County
06/07/13 A Perry Township women was rescued early this morning from her burning home at 720 Portersville Road, Perry Township. The 7 AM fire severely gutted the older one story wood frame home and sent the woman to Ellwood City Hospital. A medical helicopter was first called but it could not immediately fly because of the weather. KDSTV talked with one of the rescuers and he said the woman suffered cuts from glass and smoke inhalation. The fire marshal was on scene early this morning to investigate the cause of the fire.
UPDATE: Brian Partridge, Wurtemburg-Perry assistant fire chief, tells us the woman suffered serious burns and was transferred to the burn center in Pittsburgh. He went on to say that the woman told authorities that she had oxygen tanks in the home and had been smoking, causing the fire.