ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — An elderly woman is in serious condition from smoke inhalation after she was rescued from a house fire in Essex Tuesday night.
Three police officers who arrived at the scene are also in serious condition from smoke inhalation as well.READ MORE: ‘Tremendous Loss’ Violence Prevention Worker Killed In East Baltimore Mass Shooting
Baltimore County Fire Department tweeted out that a rescue was underway at around 8:30 p.m.
Neighbors saw smoke coming from the home at around 8:30 p.m. and were the first to enter and rescue the elderly woman on the ground.
They reportedly broke down the door and pulled the woman out.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Wind Chill To Bring Bitter Cold Friday
The three police officers, who arrived on the scene before firefighters, went into the home to try and extinguish the fire in the back bedroom.
A volunteer fire company went into the home’s basement and were able to rescue the pets inside the home.
The officers have been released from the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Here's How To Prevent The Cold Snap From Freezing Your Pipes