Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 1003 North Hickory Street around 7 a.m. When firefighters arrived on scene, heavy smoke was visible around the one-story house. Engine 4 Captain Wadie Suttles said a man met the firefighters in the front yard, shouting that a woman was still inside the burning home.
Once inside the home, firefighters were able to locate an unconscious 78-year old woman on the floor in the bathroom. Firefighters quickly carried her out of the house, checked her condition and immediately began CPR. The woman was transported by Hamilton County EMS to Erlanger.
Officials say the fire appears to have started in the kitchen and was beginning to spread into the attic before firefighters got the blaze under control.
Firefighters say the woman suffered 2nd Degree burns and smoke inhalation and is in critical condition at Erlanger. There is no estimated dollar loss on the home at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
On Thursday, firefighters faced a similar situation on Highland Avenue.
Firefighters are urging everyone to be proactive in the case of an emergency. Thy recommend creating an escape plan and have working smoke detectors. If you own a portable heater, they say to keep all objects at least three feet away.