SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A woman was rushed to the hospital early Thursday morning after they were rescued from a burning home in Salem.
Prior to 1 a.m., Salem firefighters responded to the report of a fire at 190 Rosemont Avenue Northwest.
The Salem Fire Department said the homeowners dog started barking at the basement door, and when homeowner opened it, all the smoke came pouring out.
The homeowner then ran out, broke the basement windows, and put a garden hose in to help put the fire out.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they worked to extinguish the blaze and performed a search and rescue for a woman who was in the basement.
Officials said the 61-year-old woman was found unconscious in the basement. Family members told FOX 12 that was her bedroom.
The woman was suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns to her face and arms. She was taken to a Salem hospital in critical condition, then later transported to the Emanuel Burn Center in Portland.
The homeowner told FOX 12 he was treated for smoke inhalation, but the rest of the family is OK. He also said that the fire may have started by a cigarette.
Officials said the exact cause of the blaze is under investigation.
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