St. Paul Woman Rescued from Burning House

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St. Paul firefighters climbed to the top of a three-story house Wednesday night to rescue a woman trapped inside the burning building.

The rescue happened around 11:30 p.m. at a red-brick house on 829 Portland Ave. in St. Paul, reported the Pioneer Press. No others were reported to be inside the house at the time.

The rescued woman was sleeping when the fire occurred, but awoke at the sound of loud voices outside and smoke in her bedroom. Firefighters climbed up two ladders to retrieve her from where she leaned out of a window to shout for help. One firefighter gave the woman his air mask to help her breathing.

St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said the back of the house was engulfed in flames upon the firefighters' arrival. The first two floors of the house were damaged by smoke and water, while the third floor and attic sustained only fire damage.

In the wake of the fire, the street view of the house appears normal, save for a broken window, said Kare 11.

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