The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 15, 2012

Firefighters rescue elderly woman from house fire

By Wendy Holdren
Register-Herald Reporter

COAL CITY — Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a house fire on Abney Road in Coal City Wednesday, according to Coal City Fire Department.

Assistant Chief Zach Honaker said the fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. and when fire crews arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from one side of the house.

“One elderly woman was trapped inside, but two firefighters got her out,” Honaker said.

The fire was contained to two rooms and the house was not a total loss.

Honaker said the fire started behind a gas fireplace.

Coal City, Sophia City, Lester and Rhodell fire departments responded to the scene. Crews were on site for approximately two hours.