BAKER — A woman in her 20s was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday morning after firefighters rescued her from a burning home, Baker Fire Department spokesman Howard Ward said.
The woman, Antrella Holiday, suffered from smoke inhalation and burns at a residence on 4670 Gibbens-Payne Ave., Ward said.
Holiday was transported to Baton Rouge General Medical Center Mid-City in critical condition after the fire, Ward said.
Holiday’s condition has “improved greatly,” and she is expected to “recover well,” Ward said Saturday afternoon.
The Fire Department was called to the home on Gibbens-Payne Avenue at 4:40 a.m., Ward said.
The Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire, Ward said.
Five people lived in the house, and Holiday is a niece of the owner, Ward said.
No one else was hurt in the fire, Ward said.
Three Baker firefighters pulled Holiday through a window of the burning home, and firefighters began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived, Ward said.
The house was gutted by the blaze, Ward said.