News Nearby: Elderly Woman Rescued from Burning House in Hinsdale

La Grange, Western Springs and La Grange Park departments all responded to the fire; the woman was revived on the scene by Hinsdale firefighters and was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

Updated at 11:37 a.m.

The Bruner Street home that went up in flames early Thursday morning was equipped with smoke detectors, but it is not known if they were in working condition when the fire started, The Doings reported

The paper is also reporting that the residents' dog was killed in the fire and that the home is currently "uninhabitable."

10:26 a.m.

The woman who was rescued from a burning home in the 900 block of South Bruner Street early Thursday morning was in "critical" condition when she was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale Fire Chief Rick Ronovsky said.

"The last we heard, she was in the intensive care unit," Ronovsky said around 10:15 a.m.

According to the chief, the woman who was revived by firefighters after she was found unresponsive in the home's living room is in her early 90s. She did not appear to have suffered any burns, Ronovsky said.

The victim had a pulse when she was pulled out of the home, the chief said, but she was only breathing "one or two times per minute." Firefighters provided her with oxygen to get her breathing again. CPR was not needed, Ronovsky said.

The chief commended his crew.

"The initial arriving crew did an outstanding job containing and controlling that fire, and allowing us to affect that rescue and literally save that person’s life," he said.

Original story:

A woman found unresponsive inside a burning home in the 900 block of South Bruner Street was rescued and revived by firefighters early Thursday morning, according to a release from the Hinsdale Fire Department. 

The fire was reported at 3:51 a.m. Thursday, and Hinsdale firefighters arrived to a scene where flames and heavy smoke were present.

"One of the residents of the home was standing in the driveway stating that his mother was still inside the house," the fire department release reads.

Firefighters conducted a search of the first floor and found the victim lying unresponsive in the living room before bringing her outside. 

"Efforts to revive her were successful and she was transported to [Adventist] Hinsdale Hospital," the release reads. "Her condition at this time is unknown. The victim’s son was also transported to [Adventist] Hinsdale Hospital for smoke inhalation."

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but the fire department said it appears to be accidental and not suspicious. An estimate of the damage is not known. 

Fire units from Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Tri-State Fire Protection District, La Grange, La Grange Park, Pleasantview, Darien-Woodridge, Riverside, and Lyons assisted Hinsdale’s fire crews, as did paramedics from Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace and Lemont.

Hinsdale Fire Department Chief Rick Ronovsky and assistant chief Tim McElroy were not immediately available for comment.

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