Rescue in Gastonia, NC (Delayed Post)

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GASTONIA, N.C. — Gastonia firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials said a fire broke out at a home on Jay Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene to a one story home, with heavy smoke and flames coming from the dwelling.

When firefighters entered the home they found an elderly woman unconscious. Firefighters rescued the woman by bringing her out of a window, and administered life support, according to officials.

Gastonia Firefighters extinguished the flames in approximately 20 minutes.

The woman of the home was transported by Gaston Emergency Medical Services to Caromont Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries, and then transported by air ambulance to the Wake Forest Baptist Burn Center in Winston Salem.

Officials said the house was a total loss.

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