Woman Rescued From Burning Home
A 32-year old woman who was rescued by Gravenhurst Firefighters Saturday afternoon was admitted to hospital in serious condition after a passing motorist noticed smoke coming from a house.
Just before 4pm, a motorist driving on Houseys Rapids Road in rural Gravenhurst saw what they thought was smoke and called 9-1-1.
Minutes later, fire crews from Station 3 in Barkway arrived to find a working fire in the two storey home.
Fire Chief Larry Brassard said "The crew pulled a fire attack line and began a search of the home, discovering the unconscious woman on the floor in the kitchen area. They immediately carried the woman outside and placed her in the care of paramedics who treated and transported the woman to South Muskoka Hospital. She was treated for smoke inhalation and burns and was admitted to hospital in serious condition,” he said.
The fire caused an estimated $75000.00 in damage and the cause of the fire is being attributed on careless use of smokers materials.