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Passersby Yank Off Window Bars To Free Woman From Home Afire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities say passersby pulled burglary-prevention bars off a window to free a trapped in a home on fire.


Fire officials say firefighters arriving at the home Tuesday found the woman sitting on a curb and that she was transported to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and treatment of lacerations from broken window glass.

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Officials say unattended cooking apparently caused the fire and that smoke alarms woke the woman, who was sleeping in a bedroom.