Cherokee County firefighters rescued a woman from a burning house in Canton on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
According to Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender:
Fire crews responded to a structure fire call just after 7 a.m. at a house on Piccadilly Place, in Canton.
Cherokee County 911 received a call from a woman stating that her house was on fire and she was stuck in the garage and unable to get out.
Engine 8 arrived minutes later and reported that 60 percent of the house was burning. Cherokee County firefighter, Eric Parr, was able to get into the garage and located the woman. “With the help of 4 or 5 others, we were able to get her out,” he said.
The woman received serious burns and was transported by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, in Marietta. “The woman was breathing on her own when we arrived at the hospital,” Parr said.
The two-story house was gutted and was a total loss. Another house next door received significant damage from the fire causing the vinyl siding to melt because of the heat.
Piccadilly Lane was shut down until the fire operation was complete. No other injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.