Michigan firefighters have rescued an 82-year-old woman from a house fire.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office described the rescue as “a Christmas miracle,” which occurred on Saturday morning, Dec. 25.
The woman did not hear the smoke detector, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriffs and firefighters were called to a fire on Ridge St. in Sault Ste. Marie, where the woman had awoken to the scent of smoke and shouted for help.
According to the sheriff’s office, a passerby heard her yell and stopped to dial 911.
“While talking to the family they are very grateful and realize this is a true Christmas Miracle,” the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office stated according to Fox News. “It all depends on your perspective. The house is gone, but she is still here. … Thank you all and GOD BLESS!!!!”
She is fine now and no longer suffering from smoke inhalation.
Another ‘Christmas miracle’ occurred when an Illinois woman escaped unharmed following a tragic accident in Kenosha County.
The incident happened on Green Bay Road in Pleasant Prairie just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.
The roof was pulled off, and half of the automobile was ripped off, according to police. Despite the minor scrapes, bruises, and scratches, the 47-year-old Illinois woman could walk away.
Green Bay Road has a 55 mph speed restriction. The truck looked to have slowed by around 10 mph, according to police. The driver, however, did not recognize it until it was too late.
“Just so thankful that nobody was hurt, especially at Christmas, you know? It is truly a miracle that she walked away,” Witness Sharon Campbell said as WISN reported.
The car driver was taken to the hospital to be examined, according to police. They intend to penalize her for driving while inattentive.