Woman airlifted after house fire in Troy

Published 12:36 pm Friday, April 5, 2013

Photos by Robbyn Brooks

Photos by Robbyn Brooks


A Troy woman was transported by helicopter for medical care after a house fire on Brundidge Boulevard in Troy Friday morning.

The woman was home, in the second floor apartment of 703 Brundidge Avenue, when the fire began. According to Troy Police Lt. Bryan Weed, the woman had to break through a window at the back of the home and crawl out onto the roof of an extension of the home to escape the flames. Her name was not released Friday.

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“When the fire department arrived, they found the female on the roof,” Weed explained. “She had burns to both hands and lacerations on her arms.”


The woman was taken first by ambulance to Troy Regional Medical Center, and then on to Birmingham for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to officials at the scene of the fire.

The fire department is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire, but someone who was staying in the home told police there may have been a problem with the wiring in the house.

Troy Fire Department, Troy Police Department and CARE Ambulance responded to the fire, which was under control by about 11:45 a.m.