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Fire traps mom on top floor of burning Aloha home

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ALOHA, OR (KPTV) -

A fire trapped a woman in her burning two-story Aloha home Wednesday.

Firefighters rushed to the home on Southwest 214th Place and Augusta Street at 3:15 a.m.

There were six people inside the home at the time of the fire and all but one managed to escape on their own.

"We were sitting in our friend's room playing video games and all we knew was the fire alarm went off. The next thing we knew our friend ran out and came back and said that the house was on fire and we had to get out," said Kyle Ellis, who was visiting his friend at the home when the fire broke out.

Crews found heavy fire on the second floor of the family home, and they had to put the fire out in order to rescue the woman, who was in her bedroom.

Firefighters took her out the front door, gave her CPR and treated her in the ambulance as they took her to Providence St. Vincent Hospital. She is in her 50s and is in critical condition.

"It was pretty emotional walking over to the see fire crews at the home. I've known the son and his mom for almost 20 years and to see his mom having CPR done to her for almost 20 minutes, was not good," said Jessica Lively, who lives nearby.

The woman's son suffered smoke inhalation, but managed to get out of the home on his own.

Family members tried to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher, but they were unsuccessful. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire after about 10 minutes.

A fire investigator is currently trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

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