Elderly Woman in Stable Condition After Ravenna Woods Fire
Fire crews from Twinsburg and several other communities battled the apartment fire Friday afternoon
An elderly woman is in stable condition after she was rushed to the emergency room after an apartment fire Friday afternoon.
Twinsburg Fire crews responded to a fire at Ravenna Woods Apartments complex on Ravenna Road at 4:30 p.m. Fire crews found the woman lying unconsious, face down in the apartment, unable to breath. After emergency crews resuscitated her she was taken to the Cleveland Clinic' emergency room in Twinsburg and then flown to Cleveland's Metro General Hospital.
Mildred Musial, 93 (unconfirmed by authorities), was listed in critical condition but was upgraded to stable condition later that night, said Chief Richard Racine.
"It looks like it may have started where the refrigirator motor shorted out," Racine said. From there the fire spread throughout the kitchen, but no other apartments in the building were damaged, other than a little smoke odor.
Racine said it looked like she might have tried to put the fire out herself because of burns on her hands, but he can't be sure without talking to her.
It took crews only 30 minutes to knock down the fire. "It was a relatively small fire in the kitchen, even though it did a lot of damage," Racine said.
Departmentst from Oakwood, Macedonia, Reminderville and Hudson EMS assisted with extinguishing the blaze. No other injuries were reported by residents or firefighters.
Racine said it was the first fire in almost 25 years where they had a victim that needed rescued.
"That's not that terribly unusual in the suburb," Racine said, noting the high quality of materials used in houses and multiple smoke detectors in the homes.