- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

LAYTON, Utah (AP) - Authorities have rescued a woman from a house fire in Layton that caused about $90,000 in damage.

The Layton Fire Department says in a news release crews had responded Sunday to a report from a 46-year-old homeowner who said she could smell and see smoke coming from heat vents in her bedroom.

Fire spokesman Dough Bitton says dispatchers had instructed the woman to place a towel under her bedroom door and move to the window.

Responding police officers found the woman and assisted her out of a second-story window, and firefighters worked to quickly extinguish the fire.

The woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene.

Bitton says the home’s smoke alarms had not been working.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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