May 31, 2023

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Firefighters in suburban Atlanta were able to rescue a woman from a burning home by pulling her through a window.

Gwinnett County fire officials said the woman, in her 80s, was unconscious when they found her inside a bedroom of the Lawrenceville home shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters found the woman unconscious. Authorities say she suffered severe smoke inhalation and a burn injury. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Gwinnett County fire officials say the residence was a personal care home for elderly people, and there were a total of eight people inside at the time of the fire.

A second occupant was found outside the home with moderate smoke inhalation. He was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Their names were not released.

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