Raleigh woman injured trying to save pets from burning house
Posted January 12, 2014
Updated January 13, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Firefighters battled a fire at a home in southeast Raleigh Sunday afternoon in which a woman was injured while trying to save her pets.
The fire started at about 4 p.m. at 2516 Keith Drive.
Fire officials at the scene said the unidentified woman and her son were home when the blaze started in the back of the house and that she was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to be treated for burns to her hands.
Her injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.
Witnesses reported seeing the woman trying to go back inside the burning house to rescue the pets.
Authorities said two cats and a dog were in the home. The two cats died, but emergency workers were able to revive the dog.
The fire's cause had not been determined Sunday evening. A report on the fire indicated that no smoke detectors were in the home.