Firefighters rescue woman from Wis. house fire
By The Associated Press. CREATED Mar 3, 2014
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- Firefighters in Fond du Lac had to battle extreme cold as they rescued a woman from a house fire.
Crews were called to the fire around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Dispatchers alerted firefighters that a woman was trapped in the two-story house.
Fire crews arrived on the scene within minutes and rescued the woman from a first-floor window. She was taken to a hospital.
Frozen fire hydrants hampered firefighters. The American Red Cross was called into to help firefighters because of the cold.
A total of 55 personnel from five fire departments were called to the scene.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but investigators believe it was electrical.