Woman rescued from burning trailer home

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BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A woman was taken to the hospital Friday after her trailer home caught fire.

The incident reportedly occurred around 12:25 p.m. on 639 Duganne Lane in Blair Township when Jacob Marlin was driving past and saw the mobile home on fire. Marlin pulled in and saw two neighbors already inside.

An elderly woman living in the home was pulled away from the fire through a smashed window in her room.

I crawled in the window and one guy jumped out and me and the other guy moved the dresser and got her out. Whenever we got her out, we put her in a chair because she couldn’t stand and we carried her across the road.

Jacob Marlin, Duncansville resident

Other neighbors who saw the fire called for help.

When I came out of the house I seen the smoke walked up the street, come around the corner, saw the flames, I called 911 right away.

Jim Heiss, neighbor


Emergency crews arrived on scene and the woman was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. Fire officials reported that several cats were inside the residence. Firefighters managed to save two of the animals that were then sent to an animal hospital. The home is reported to be a total loss.

There was actually heavy fire coming through the roof on this side of the trailer, as soon as we went to enter the structure there was fire that met us at the front door so we pushed it back and started extinguishing it from that point.

Peter Novosat, Second Assistant Chief for Duncansville Fire Department


Duncansville, East Freedom, Hollidaysburg, Allegheny Township, Claysburg, Roaring Spring, and Geeseytown fire departments responded to this incident.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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