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Woman rescued, hospitalized after Delray Beach apartment fire

Posted at 1:41 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 19:23:19-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A woman was rescued from her burning apartment in Delray Beach and rushed to the hospital on Monday, officials say.

According to Delray Beach Fire Rescue, firefighters responded to the scene in the 1000 block of Crystal Way in the Bahia Delray community around 1 p.m.

When crews arrived, they saw flames and smoke shooting out of the front door of an apartment.

Firefighters got inside the unit and rescued an adult female. She was flown to a local hospital as a trauma alert.

"She was pretty badly injured," said Dani Moschella, a spokesperson for DBFR.


A construction worker told WPTV he heard smoke detectors going off in the woman's apartment earlier in the morning, and when he went to check on her, she was OK.

"I saw her burning something to smoke, I think," said David Perez, who added the woman is in her 60s.

About an hour later, Perez said he saw smoke coming from the apartment and called 911.

Moschella said the fire was contained to the woman's two-story residence.

"The damage is extensive inside, both from the fire and the smoke," said Moschella.

Around 2:45 p.m., a Crime Scene Unit from the Delray Beach Police Department arrived on scene.

Video from the complex showed the entrance to the apartment and part of the second story blackened and charred, along with at least a dozen firefighters and a ladder truck outside.


1 person hospitalized in Delray Beach apartment fire

No other details have been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.