Neighbors carry Ohio woman from burning home

Quick-thinking neighbors banded together to save a 103-year-old woman from her burning eastern Ohio home.
Associated Press
Nov 2, 2012


It happened Wednesday night when the garage caught fire at a home near Bridgeport. WTOV-TV ( ) reports that neighbors went into the home and helped the frail woman to safety.

The woman's daughter told the television station that the entire garage was engulfed before they noticed the home was on fire. She was scrambling to get her mother outside when neighbors came to the rescue. About eight of them helped get her clear of the house.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Bridgeport is about 125 miles east of Columbus, on the Ohio River.