Woman rescued from Malvern fire by trash collectors

Fire in Malvern, Pa.

October 29, 2013 9:17:24 AM PDT
Trash collectors helped rescue a woman from a fire in Malvern, Chester County on Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Old Lincoln Highway.

The residents were awoken by a smoke alarm, rescuers said, but two adults and a child had to escape from the second floor.

A woman was trapped, rescuers said, so the trash collectors used a ladder to rescue her.

There were no serious injuries reported.

The fire was brought under control a short time later.