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Woman falls 2 stories during fire rescue on west bank

Threepeople – including two children – were rescued from a balcony after a womanfell two stories trying to escape two-alarm fire Friday at a west bankapartment complex.

Justbefore 6 p.m., firefighters were called to the Cypress Run Apartments in the6100 block of Tullis Drive.

Thefirst company arrived to find heavy smoke in the three-story, wood-framedapartment building, with two adults and two children on a third-floor balcony.Firefighters put up a ladder to the building, and one of the adults tried to loweranother but was unable to hang on. The 24-year-old woman fell two storiesand was taken to the hospital. Her condition is not known.

Theother three people were safely rescued by firefighters.

Asecond alarm was called at 6:02 p.m. because of the close proximity of theapartments.

Accordingto an NOFD news release, the fire started in a first-floor apartment, where a residentsaid she was drying clothes and smelled something burning. When she opened theutility room, she saw flames shut the door, containing the fire to that room. 

Thefire was under control at 6:14 p.m., according to the release. There were noother structures involved and no other injuries were reported. 

EighteenNOFD units carrying 44 firefighters responded. The cause of the fire wasdetermined to be a dryer.

TheNew Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services, EntergyElectric and the American Red Cross also assisted with the incident.

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