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Woman taken to hospital after house catches fire in Sacramento

Sacramento city fire crews responding to a house fire in the 4800 block of 17th Avenue, west of Stockton Boulevard, reported that one person was taken to the hospital.

Firefighters arrived shortly after 5 p.m. and reported heavy fire from the front door.

They pulled a woman from the house and she was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Chris Harvey, Fire Department spokesman, said he did not know the nature or extent of her injuries. He said the house was abandoned and no one was supposed to be inside.

Fire crews were able to quickly contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to other homes. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Harvey said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy