Elderly women saved from house fire started by vehicle

Two elderly women have been rescued from their home in the aftermath of a car fire that spread to their residence in Country Manors, a 55-plus community attached villas in Delray Beach, Florida. Delray Beach Fire Rescue personnel attended to the scene late on Saturday evening. The women were treated for smoke inhalation and were subsequently transported to Delray Medical Center.

The cause of the fire, which started around 11:30 p.m. on Hummingbird Lane, is yet to be determined by the state fire marshal and DBFR investigators. The fire is believed to have originated from a parked car in the home’s carport, spreading to a wall and eventually affecting two residences. Two occupants in the neighboring unit managed to escape the fire on their own.

The SBFR swiftly located and rescued the two elderly women and extinguished the fire. They received commendations from the Delray’s fire department for their efficiency in handling the situation. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue also lent a helping hand in the process of putting out the fire.

The South Florida Red Cross was contacted by the DBFR to assist the four displaced residents following the fire and its aftermath. The blaze, which was active until early Sunday morning, caused significant damage to the affected properties.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue’s Facebook page issued a statement acknowledging the successful rescue and the ensuing actions taken by their crews and collaborators to manage the situation. The investigation is still ongoing as to the cause of the car fire that precipitated the events, and further updates are expected to be provided by the authorities in due course.

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