By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — A woman jumped from a second story window Aug. 5 to escape a fire in a Palmer Street house.
The woman, in her 20s, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Witness Sam Hachem, who lives across the street from the house, said he saw the fire from his second story window.
“I saw the fire and smoke and ran outside immediately,” he said. “The woman was laying on her lawn and was lucky she was alive after jumping out.”
Another neighbor said he woke up from his nap to the sound of the sirens and noticed the cloud of smoke form the fire.
Firefighters were dispatched to the house in the 4700 block of Palmer just after 4:30 p.m. on a report of a fire and a person trapped inside.
Once on the scene, firefighters observed a woman lying on her front lawn after she jumped out of the second story of the house.
“She was laying on the grass when we arrived,” Dearborn Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Boyer said. “There was heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor.”
The fire was contained to the second story of the house and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 10 minutes of their arrival.
Damage from the fire could be seen from both side windows of the house.
“The cause of the fire has not been determined yet and is currently under investigation,” Boyer said.
No one else was injured in the incident.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)