Mount Prospect woman rescued from burning house

  • Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of South Main Street in Mount Prospect.

      Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of South Main Street in Mount Prospect. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of South Main Street in Mount Prospect.

      Firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of South Main Street in Mount Prospect. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 7/18/2017 6:06 PM

An elderly woman was rescued by Mount Prospect firefighters Tuesday afternoon after calling 911 to report fire and smoke coming from her basement, authorities said.

The resident was on the second floor of her split-level single family house on the 500 block of South Main Street, where firefighters located her almost immediately upon arriving about 3:40 p.m., said Fire Chief Brian Lambel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition, he said. The extent of her injuries wasn't immediately known.

A second crew of firefighters went to the basement to extinguish the fire and brought it under control within 10 minutes of the initial 911 dispatch, Lambel said.

Fire damage was contained to one room in the basement, while the rest of the house sustained smoke damage, he said.

No firefighters were injured. Five area fire departments assisted on the scene.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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