West Allis Woman Hopsitalized After Fire

The West Allis Fire Department is investigating a fire inside a home that sent a woman to the hospital. It happened around 1:45 Friday at the home on S. 122 Street near Greenfield Avenue. Investigators arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the back of the home. The woman inside the home at the time was rescued by a neighbor across the street.

"I kinda threw her over my shoulder and just walked her a few feet out of the way to safety," said Steve Yanacheck, who ran over to help after he heard screams.

It's not clear how the fire started right now, but investigators say it doesn't appear to be suspicious. Still, it's unclear why the woman couldn't get out on her own.

"I think she has physical limitations and she was disoriented from the smoke," said Assistant Fire Chief Jay Scharfenberg.

The woman's husband was very upset about what happened, but said Yanacheck is a hero.

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