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Florence fire critically injures woman, 74

Firefighters are shown at the scene of a house fire in Florence on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

April 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 74-year-old woman is in critical condition after a devastating fire ripped through her home in Florence.

The blaze broke out just after midnight at a home in the 6200 block of Holmes Avenue.

When firefighters pulled the woman out, she had no pulse and wasn't breathing. Paramedics frantically worked to revive her, and then rushed her to an area hospital.

A brave neighbor was also transported for cuts to his hand. Firefighters say he broke out a window trying to help the woman.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.