02/18/13 — Fire damages southern Wayne home

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Fire damages southern Wayne home

By John Joyce
Published in News on February 18, 2013 1:46 PM

DUDLEY -- A Dudley woman was forced to climb through her bedroom window to get to safety this morning when a fire broke out in her home before 6 a.m. She was able to get to a neighbor's house and call for help.

The Arrington, Thoroughfare, Mar-Mac and Dudley volunteer fire departments were called out at about 6 a.m. today to 1016 Old Mount Olive Highway. Crews worked for more than an hour to contain the blaze.

One family member, not identified, was transported by Wayne County EMS to Wayne Memorial Hospital with what one official at the scene called a "severe laceration to her hand."

The roof of the single story home was left with a gaping hole, and by 7:30 a.m. water was still being poured on it from inside sending steam rising through. Frost still covered the front yard except where firefighter's footsteps and hoses had melted it away. Smoke and heat damage were visible on the brick around the broken window.

Firefighters inside the house then came over the radio and said that the fire was out, but pockets of heat and smoke were still being monitored.

No information regarding the cause of the fire or the estimate of the property damage was available at press time.