MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — Three Manchester firefighters were injured while rescuing a woman from a burning home early Monday morning, and officials say hoarding impeded their efforts.
It was about 3 a.m. when firefighters responded to the home on Walnut Street, where a woman was trapped by heavy fire on the second floor porch. Manchester fire officials said the two-alarm blaze was accidentally sparked in the kitchen by her husband, who was cooking.READ MORE: At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Testing Gaining Popularity Ahead Of Holidays
The firefighter who pulled the woman off the porch was being treated for burns and monitored for possible smoke inhalation at a local hospital.
Officials said two other firefighters were hurt as they took the woman down a ladder. One suffered minor burns, and the other fell off the ladder and had the victim land on top of him.READ MORE: 'This Is What Really Matters': Patriots TE Jonnu Smith Spreads Joy At Boys And Girls Club In Dorchester
The woman was taken to a Boston hospital with non-life-threatening burns.
The accumulation of material in the house delayed firefighters trying to get to the fire, officials said.MORE NEWS: Families Being Forced Out Of Malden Apartments By Charter School That Purchased Building
The home was extensively damaged and the state fire marshal is investigating.