LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A woman in her 40s was hospitalized in grave condition after being rescued Monday morning from a fire that damaged the attic of a South Los Angeles home.

Firefighters were dispatched at 8:33 a.m. to 4187 S. Denker Ave. and had the fire under control by 8:55 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

“The victim was rescued when firefighters pulled her through a window as flames were behind them,” Humphrey said.

The one-story, 1,100-square-foot home built in 1912 was equipped with functional fire alarms, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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  1. the address listed for the fire is incorrect. Also, there were no security bars on the house that was on fire

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