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House Fire Causes $80,000 in Damage

A person had to be rescued out of a second floor window in the blaze that broke out on Altadena Drive on Tuesday night.

A woman was rescued out of a second floor window by firefighters Tuesday in a blaze that caused $80,000 in damage, a county fire official said.

The fire broke out shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of East Altadena Drive, according to Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Brian Riley. WHen firefighters arrived on scene they saw a woman trapped in the structure on the second floor.

"Their life was saved," a county fire spokesman said. "We put a ladder to reach her and brought her down to safety."

The fire caused an estimated $8,000 in property damage and $80,000 in damage to the structure, the official said. It was caused by a hot plate that malfunctioned, he said.

Melody Comfort November 15, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Something as innocuous as a hot plate, causing that kind of damage! Devastating. I hope her family and neighbors are helping her out. She must feel lost right now.

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