A woman was rescued from a house fire in Dorchester Thursday, Boston firefighters said.
Heavy fire broke out at a home on Thetford Avenue about 3 p.m., according to the department. The woman was taken to the hospital. Fire officials later said no injuries were reported.
Several people were home at the time. Everyone managed to escape except an elderly woman who was trapped.
"She can't get out by herself," said Olymcie Baptiste, who owns the home and says it was her sister who needed to be rescued. "She can't talk. She don't walk." Firefighters found the woman on the second floor.
She was sitting down and unable to get out on her own. They managed to bring her outside.
The fire was not easy to access. It's a dense neighborhood, and firefighters even had to cut through a fence to reach the back of the property where the flames were most intense.