Hinsdale woman rescued from fire in good condition
An American flag and a Christmas wreath hang on the attached garage of a Hinsdale home where a fire started just before 4 a.m. Thursday while two family members slept. An elderly resident is in intensive care at Hinsdale Hospital.
Updated: May 6, 2013 2:08AM
HINSDALE — An elderly woman rescued from her burning home Thursday morning is in good condition at Advocate Hinsdale Hospital as of Monday morning.
Her son escaped the Feb. 28 fire before firefighters arrived. He was hospitalized briefly and released. However, their dog died in the fire.
Firefighters found the woman, who is in her early 90s, on the floor at the back of the tri-level home in the 900 block of South Bruner Street in Hinsdale, said Hinsdale Fire Chief Rick Ronovsky.
The son discovered the fire in his upstairs bedroom when he got up to use the bathroom, Tullis said. The house had smoke detectors, but Fire Department officials do not know if they were working.
The home sustained smoke and water damage and was uninhabitable, Ronovsky said.
The fire started in one of the bedrooms, Ronovsky said, but the Fire Department cannot determine the exact cause, other than that it was accidental.
The fire investigative team has several different possibilities, but will not be able to pinpoint one in this particular case, Ronovsky said. It could be electrical or something else, but said it is not a suspicious fire.
The insurance company will decide whether it wants to bring in its investigators to find an exact cause, Ronovsky said.