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THOUSAND OAKS : Woman Is Rescued From Burning House

June 02, 1993|JULIE FIELDS

Firefighters rescued a Thousand Oaks woman from a burning house early Tuesday, shortly before the structure was destroyed, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived, the roof of the single-story house at 440 Shenandoah St. was engulfed in flames. After hearing a woman screaming inside, firefighters rescued Kathleen Ellis, 38, through a bedroom window.

Ellis, daughter of the homeowner, was treated for smoke inhalation at Los Robles Regional Medical Center and released.

The fire was reported at 1:36 a.m. and knocked down by 2:04 a.m., said Sam Meier, dispatching supervisor for the Ventura County Fire Department. The cause of the fire was faulty wiring, she said.

Damage to the house was estimated at $140,000, and the loss of property was estimated at $15,000.

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