Franklin officers rescue elderly woman from house fire

Franklin firefighters battle a blaze at a two-story home on Wilson Avenue Tuesday afternoon. An elderly resident was removed from the house and a firefighter was injured. CONTRIBUTED/FRANKLIN DIVISION OF FIRE

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Franklin firefighters battle a blaze at a two-story home on Wilson Avenue Tuesday afternoon. An elderly resident was removed from the house and a firefighter was injured. CONTRIBUTED/FRANKLIN DIVISION OF FIRE

An elderly woman was taken to an area emergency room after being rescued through a window during a house fire Tuesday afternoon on Wilson Avenue in Franklin.

A neighbor reported the house fire about 4:40 p.m. and that the two-story home was fully involved with people trapped inside. Firefighters found the house fully engulfed with heavy smoke.

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Franklin firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home on Wilson Avenue late Tuesday afternoon. CONTRIBUTED/FRANKLIN DIVISION OF FIRE

Franklin firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home on Wilson Avenue late Tuesday afternoon. CONTRIBUTED/FRANKLIN DIVISION OF FIRE

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Franklin firefighters responded to a fire at a two-story home on Wilson Avenue late Tuesday afternoon. CONTRIBUTED/FRANKLIN DIVISION OF FIRE

Franklin officials said a person was in the back bedroom of the house and that two officers removed the residents through a window. An elderly woman was transported to an area emergency room for smoke inhalation and is expected to be OK. A firefighter was also transported with a minor arm injury.

The fire is under investigation and no other information was available late Tuesday.

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