LAKELAND, Fla. — A grandmother and her five grandchildren managed to escape a house fire in Lakeland.
On Friday, at 5:30 p.m., the Lakeland Fire Department responded to a house fire on Blossom Circle East.
When crews arrived, they encountered a fire burning around the kitchen window.
Firefighters got the fire under control in less than 15 minutes and contained the fire to the kitchen area.
Firefighters learned that five children under the age of 9 and their grandmother were home when the fire occurred.
According to a news release, the oldest child helped get the other kids out of the house safely but was unable to assist her grandmother out of the residence by herself.
A neighbor from across the street ran into the house and was able to help get the grandmother out.
The grandmother was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
No firefighter injuries were reported.
The fire was determined to be an accidental cooking fire.
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