Elderly woman hospitalized after house fire in southwest Houston

An elderly woman was hospitalized after a house fire in southwest Houston

August 24, 2012 2:47:30 PM PDT
A house fire Friday afternoon sent an 85-year-old woman to the hospital.

The fire began shortly after 1pm off of Carvel Lane and Waldo Street in southwest Houston. When firefighters arrived, they were able to pull the woman from the home and quickly tap out the fire.

She had minor burns and suffered from smoke inhalation. The woman was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.