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Roseville, Calif.- At approximately 1 pm on June 6th, Roseville firefighters rescued an elderly woman from her burning home on Vineyard Drive just outside the Roseville city limits.

When Roseville firefighters arrived they encountered a home on fire with heavy smoke and flame visible. They were told that an elderly woman and possibly an elderly male were still in the burning home. Roseville firefighters quickly joined forces with Cal Fire fighters already on scene and entered the burning home. Despite the heavy smoke and high heat conditions, Roseville Fire Captain Dave Hall and a Cal Fire firefighter quickly located the incapacitated woman in the kitchen and removed her from the home. The patient was handed off to Roseville firefighter-paramedic Kristine Gregory and AMR ambulance paramedics who quickly administered life saving medical treatment. The patient was transported to Sutter Roseville Hospital where she is undergoing treatment for smoke inhalation.

Captain Hall and the Cal Fire fighter re-entered the home to search for additional occupants and extinguish the fire. No additional victims were found, and no injuries to firefighters were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Cal Fire investigators.

The Roseville Fire Department routinely responds to assist Cal Fire in the county areas near the Roseville city limits as part of a “mutual aid agreement” between the two agencies. When needed, Cal Fire reciprocates by assisting Roseville Fire near their common borders.

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