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Woman injured in Oakland fire

Mercury News logo Mercury News 6/24/2022 Harry Harris, Bay Area News Group

OAKLAND — A woman was hospitalized early Friday after she was rescued by firefighters from her burning East Oakland home, officials said.

The woman, who authorities said was in her 50s, suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Her condition was not immediately available.

The fire erupted about 5:55 a.m. Friday at the single family home in the 2300 block of 64th Avenue, a primarily residential neighborhood.

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Arriving firefighters found the woman trying unsuccessfully to get out of the house through a window and were able to successfully extract her, officials said.

The fire was brought under control at 6:11 a.m. by 20 firefighters, department spokesman Michael Hunt said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage to the home was estimated to be at least $90,000, Hunt said.

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