PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman in her 70s has been taken to the hospital following a duplex fire in Elliott.
The woman needed to be rescued by firefighters and then needed to be transported to the hospital, according to her relatives.READ MORE: Port Authority Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Policy For Employees, Adds Cash Incentive
Relatives say she did not suffer any burns and is alert.
The woman is currently in the hospital and on a ventilator. Her family says the concern is that she may have inhaled smoke.
They also told KDKA’s Lindsay Ward that she has been battling cancer.READ MORE: Two People Sentenced To Prison For Roles In Deadly 2019 Sheraden Shooting
A firefighter was also evaluated by medics at the scene.
The fire started around 4:00 a.m. on Lorenz Avenue.
The damage done was done mostly to the living room and some smoke damage on the second floor.
A pot of water was found inside the sink and the woman’s family says she attempted to put the fire out herself.MORE NEWS: Suspected Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty To Charges, Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison
KDKA’s Lindsay Ward will have more details throughout the morning on KDKA Morning News.