Fast firefighters rescue woman from burning Bensonhurst home

Firefighters rescued a woman during a house fire at 2444 83 Street.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Firefighters rescued a woman trapped by thick smoke and heavy fire during a blaze at a Bensonhurst home on Thursday afternoon.

Fire Department sources said the inferno ignited at about 3:45 pm inside a two-story dwelling along 83rd Street near Stillwell Avenue.

More than 12 FDNY units and 60 firefighters responded to the blaze and, upon arriving at the scene, the first units encountered heavy smoke.

While searching the building, they came across the resident, a woman who had lost consciousness as a result of the blaze. They were able to pull her from the fire and transfer her to EMS units, frantically performing CPR to bring her back to life.

A firefighter was covered in soot after quashing the blaze.

Paramedics brought the woman to NYU Langone-Brooklyn, where she was listed in serious but stable condition.

Firefighters used three hose lines to knock the fire under control at about 4:45 pm. The cause of the fire is unknown, and under investigation by FDNY marshals.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.