FIREFIGHTER RESCUES

Lake County firefighters rescued an unconscious woman from a Mount Dora home engulfed in smoke Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a 12:44 p.m. call for help at 2760 E. Land Road just west of the city center. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke could coming from the eaves of the one-story home, Assistant Fire Chief Jack Fillman said.

The smoke was so dense, Fillman said, that firefighters couldn’t see and had to feel their way around each room before finding the woman. The woman was discovered in the hallway by her bedroom but had no burns on her body. After pulling the woman from the home, emergency crews helped revive her. She was coherent and speaking by the time a helicopter arrived to fly her to Orlando Regional Medical Center, Fillman said.

She is expected to make a full recovery, he said.

Fillman could not provide the woman’s name or…

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