Firefighters Rescue Woman From South Miami House Fire

The fire began in the kitchen, according to a fire official.

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    The fire caused severe damage to the kitchen and parts of the attic.

    Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a South Miami house fire they say began in the home's kitchen, a fire official said.

    Rescue pulled the victim out of the home late Friday night, which is located on SW 62 Avenue and 62 Street, and transported her to a local area hospital where she is in stable condition, according to Lt. Eric Hernandez. A man living in the home was outside when rescue arrived.

    Authorities said the kitchen fire extended through the roof and caused severe damage, making the home unlivable.

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    "There was smoke and fire billowing out of the back of the home and [firefighters] were able to come in through the front and make progress through the house as they were knocking down the fire," Hernandez said.

    A total of four engines and two rescue vehicles responded to the home. Investigators were also on scene to identify the cause of the fire.

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    "I just saw a lot of smoke and fire, and I mean really fire, burning, and it was just coming up," said neighbor Bertha Walker.

    Hernandez said they will be working with the American Red Cross to help relocate the family.