Sacramento firefighters got a 94-year-old woman out of her home "in the nick of time," early Sunday, a department spokesman said.
The home was on fire when the Engine 6 crew arrived in the 4400 block of 8th Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. While one firefighter was fighting the fire outside, the captain and a second firefighter searched the house, said spokesman Chris Harvey.
They found the elderly woman in a back bedroom and an adult male attempting to rescue her.
"It was actually a very timely rescue," Harvey said. The captain told Harvey that about 30 seconds after they got the woman out the front door, the whole house went up in flames.
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"It would not have been a survivable situation," Harvey said. The 94-year-old was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The man attempting rescue went to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, Harvey said.