Photo: Rutherford FRNSW
An elderly woman's lucky to be alive after fire ripped through her kitchen at Rutherford last night.
Firefighters had to break down the door of her public housing unit in Churchill Crescent just after 8:30pm and pull her to safety.
She was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
About 20 per cent of her unit was damaged in the blaze.
Neighbouring units were evacuated but escaped damage.