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Firefighters rescue woman in wheelchair from home engulfed in flames

Source: Rhonda Simmons, The Free Lance-Star Source: Rhonda Simmons, The Free Lance-Star
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) -

Firefighters in Spotsylvania battled through heavy smoke and flames to reach a wheelchair-bound woman struggling for life.

The woman, 37-year-old LaSonja Fox, has spina bifida and cannot walk, the victim's sister told The Free Lance-Star.

Firefighters had to push through the “heavily involved” house fire to reach the victim at the back of the home. She was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries. A firefighter also suffered non-life-threatening burns.

Two women and two children also escaped from the fire and were not injured. The Red Cross is assisting the family.

No word on what caused the fire at this time.

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