By Lynne Hayes-Freeland

GLASSPORT (KDKA) – One woman jumped out of a burning home to safety Sunday afternoon in Glassport.

According to officials at the scene, the fire started at a home on 6th Street around 5:30 p.m.

Tawnya Fisher had to drop her two sons from the roof of the front porch to a neighbor and then jump to safety herself.

“She did not want to come down off the roof. She was scared. Even the son that they took to the hospital, he didn’t want to jump,” Larry Marshall said.

Fisher did not suffer any serious injuries. However, temperatures from the fire reached 1,100 degrees, which caused some problems for firefighters.

“Eighteen firefighters were treated for heat related [injuries] in the rehab unit. Five personnel were transported, one with a back injury and the other four for heat related injuries,” Glassport Fire Chief Wayne Lewis said.

The house had been vacant for a period of time, but a family had recently moved in.

The house is a total loss and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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