Firefighters rescue disabled girl from blaze

Published: March 24, 2008 | 6942nd good news item since 2003

A disabled girl around 11 years old is in hospital after firefighters rescued her from the window of a burning building in Montreal (Canada) early Monday morning.

Firefighters said the girl received non-life-threatening injuries when fire broke out around 2 a.m. at a three-storey apartment building on Fullum Street.

About 25 people fled the building, making way for about 100 firefighters who fought the flames and smoke.

The girl was left behind in a first-floor apartment, where firefighters reached her and carried her to safety.

A few firefighters remained on the scene of the charred building with smashed windows around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

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