Great Village woman rescued from house fire
GREAT VILLAGE – A 94-year-old woman from Great Village was taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, following a fire at her residence on March 6.
“She was bedridden and couldn’t get out so I sent (in) two of our guys,” said Chief Larry Kinsman of the Great Village and District Volunteer Fire Brigade. “They forced entry through the front door.”
Kinsman said approximately 20 firefighters from both Great Village and Debert were called out shortly after noon to a residence on Spencer Crossing Rd. belonging to Jean Gordon.
Kinsman said it took “five or six minutes,” to rescue Gordon.
“We weren’t that long getting there, but it was a long time to be in that smoke at 94 years old,” Kinsman said. “She was not that conscious, just enough to recognize we were there.”
Her son, Ross Gordon, said he was returning from Truro to his nearby home when he saw fire trucks at his mother’s house.
“She’ll be moving in with me when she gets out,” he said.
The fire is suspected to have started from lint in the clothes dryer.
Jean’s house, which is insured, received smoke, heat and a small amount of water damage. Kinsman estimated the fire damage itself to be about $2,000 but said the clean-up costs would be higher.