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Woman, Chihuahua rescued from Pompano Beach fire

Cause of fire remains under investigation

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Lt. Elio Estopinan carries the victim from the burning house. (Pompano Beach Fire Rescue)

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A woman and her dog were rescued from a fire at a Pompano Beach home Tuesday morning.

Pompano Beach firefighters were called to the home at 1450 NE 44th St. about 10:15 a.m. after a neighbor called 911 to report smoke coming from the windows.

When firefighters arrived, they found a 32-year-old woman face down on the floor, coughing.

Firefighters rescued the woman. She was taken to Broward Health North to be treated for smoke inhalation.

A Chihuahua named Diva was also rescued by firefighters and taken to a neighbor's house for safety. Diva wasn't hurt.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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