Woman Rescued at N.J. Brought Down Ladder

Elizabeth firefighters placed ladders to the attic where the woman was trapped.


Firefighters rescued a woman trapped in the attic of an Elizabeth home Thursday.

Video footage from the scene shows crews throwing ground ladders to the third floor window to help the woman as fire shot from the rear of the building.

Once they reached the attic they had to break the windows to get to the woman.

"All the smoke went into the firefighter's face, he wasn't even wearing a mask or anything, and a bunch of them pulled her out the window," bystander Teresa Lopez told The Star-Ledger.

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Paramedics transported her to St. Barnabas Medical Center.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for dizziness. 

The fire reached four alarms and damaged to adjacent homes.