|Published:||Aug 13, 2013 6:14 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 13, 2013 4:46 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla - A 99-year-old woman escaped a house fire with little more than smoke inhalation, early Tuesday morning.
The fire happened around 3:00 a.m. in the 4000 block of Ellis Road in the Buckingham area. Officials said 99-year-old Mary Fischer was treated at the hospital. Fischer's daughter-in-law says the hospital will release her soon.
Neighbor Keith Bryant said his son, Travis, ran into the home and pulled Fischer out of the burning house.
"The flames were at least 30 foot high," Bryant said. "They were unreal. He started hollering, 'Dad the house is on fire,' and he took off running down the road. I'm out here looking at the house, you know, and I realize it's the house down the street. And by then he was in the house and had found her."
Fire investigators said the cause of the blaze is most likely an electrical malfunction with Fischer's water heater. The home right now is unliveable due to fire, smoke and water damage.
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