Woman rescued from Draper house fire

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Team coverageFirefighters rescued a woman at a house fire in Draper today.

Fire crews responded to an old Victorian home on Draper's Fort Street about 12:30 p.m., as heavy smoke poured from second floor windows. They found a 50-year-old woman unconscious in a second-floor bedroom.

A medical helicopter flew the woman to a hospital, where she was treated for smoke inhalation.

A man who works across the street said, "We just seen the smoke coming up, you know, up out of the roof and stuff like that. They come and got it out pretty quick."

Crews searched the home and found an unconscious dog. Despite paramedics' efforts to save it, it did not survive.

Investigators say a candle, which had fallen to the floor, caused the fire.

Damage is estimated at $200,000.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

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