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    92 Year Old Woman Saved From the Blaze

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     HLeung was 7 blocks away from the Chinatown fire when a friend called him to let him know that there was a fire and that the friend's 92-year-old grandmother was being rescued. Leung says the woman was brought to safety and took pictures both last night and at 8 this morning.
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    A 92 year old disabled woman and her daughter were saved by firefighters during last night's 7 alarm blaze that burned 3 buildings through the roof starting with 285 Grand Street in Manhattan.  Fires were blazing 30 feet above the roof in a horrific scene.

     

    They called one of her grandsons who then called 911 and notified them that there was an elderly disabled woman on the top floor.  Firefighters got to them just in time.

     

    Firefighters used a ladder to take the 92 year old woman from her 5th floor apartment window and carried them both to safety to the ground where paramedics were on hand to treat them.

     

    The FDNY firefighters were working hard to put out the blaze last night.  Some even suffered burns and took many risks in order to get people out of the building.

     

    The 92 year old woman and her daughter were brought to New York Presbyterian Hospital about a half-hour later along with another firefighter who had burns on both hands and his right arm.

     

    The fire was under control shortly after 2:00am.  However, 12 hous after the fire started, firefighters are still working to put it out completely.  The streets are still cordoned off and firefighters are still on the job.

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