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Firefighters rescue 6-year-old girl from house fire in Phoenix

Posted: 7:11 PM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 20:11:02-04
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A six-year-old girl was pulled from a house fire Wednesday night by firefighters.

Firefighters responded to the house fire near 7th Street and Dobbins Road around 5 p.m.

Once inside, firefighters quickly heard a young child screaming from the upstairs of the home.

The child was reportedly trapped upstairs because of heavy smoke. Firefighters were able to get to the child safely and quickly got her outside.

The girl suffered burns to her hands and arms as well as smoke inhalation. 

ABC15 spoke with Phoenix Firefighter Greg Gaiser, who rescued the girl. 

"We turned the corner and it was more than light smoke, it was going pretty good," Gaiser explains. 

"We started going towards the fire and halfway upstairs, I started hearing screams. So I put down the nozzle and ran towards the screams."

At last check, firefighters say the child was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

There were two adults and five children inside of the home at the time of the fire. Everyone else was able to make it safely out of the home.

It’s unclear what started the fire.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family rebuild. If you would like to donate, click here.