DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews rushed to the scene of an overnight house fire in Deerfield Beach.
Officials said around two dozen Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the home located along Southeast Fourth Court and 13th Avenue, just before 1:30 a.m., Monday.
Once they arrived, the firefighters made their way into the single story home and discovered someone inside a bedroom — where the fire was believed to have started.
The victim was transported to Broward Health North with life-threatening injuries.
BSFR said the flames were extinguished in a matter of 10 minutes.
“Smoke. A lot of smoke. As soon as I walked outside all I could smell was smoke,” said Ryan Wilson, who made the 911 call for his neighbor. “She had just a blanket on and smoke all over her face and said, ‘Call 911,’ so we called 911, and next thing you know every cop in Broward was here.”
Wilson said the woman lives in the house with her husband and his grandmother, and that it was her husband who firefighters found in the bedroom.
The Red Cross responded to the scene to assist those affected.
No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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