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Racine Police officer helps to save woman from fire

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman is recovering after a fire started in the bedroom of her home on Tuesday afternoon.

The Racine Fire Department was dispatched to a home near 21st and Arthur for a report of a fire alarm, shortly after 12 p.m.

While crews were en route, the call was upgraded to a structure fire.

A Racine Police Officer arrived first on the scene. The officer was able to gain access through the front door and heard a woman yelling for help. The officer was able to quickly locate the woman and direct the fire crew to her location.

The woman was rescued from the room where the fire started and was taken to a local hospital.

The fire was contained to the bedroom.

At this time, it is believed the fire started from careless use of smoking materials.

Damage to the home was estimated at $6,000.


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