Couple treated after Kenosha fire
KENOSHA - Authorities in Kenosha say that at least two people, including a disabled woman, have been treated after a fire in their house.
That woman was brought to a hospital with a burn unit in Milwaukee.
The fire happened at about 3:15 a.m. near the corner of 39th Street and 14th Avenue in Kenosha.
"All I could see was orange," said Tara Fontaine. She told TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady that she woke up to a ball of fire across the street from her home.
"(Flames) were huge. I was afraid they were going to hit the trees and start spreading all the way through here, since we had so much beat."
The woman who lives in the house is wheelchair-bound. Firefighters say she was sleeping, and so were her husband and daughter, when the fire began.
"It seems like there were heroic actions by the daughter and husband to get her out of the building," said Kenosha Battalion Chief Wes Bernhardt.
"It's extremely dangerous with a disabled person. They have limited access and ability to get out. Luckily, there were people in there to get her out and help her."
McCrady reports that the woman was transported from a hospital in Kenosha to Columbia St. Mary's in Milwaukee, where they have a specialized unit that treats heavy burns.
The husband had minor injuries to his arms.