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Fire burns remote Lake County home

Fire, possibly from candles, burned part of a remote Lakeport area home late Wednesday night and sent one woman to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

A woman and her daughter were in another part of the Highland Springs Road house when they realized a bedroom was on fire, said Lakeport fire Capt. Dan Copas.

The woman attempted to put out the fire by throwing water on it, brought from the kitchen, and suffered from breathing in smoke.

Before leaving the house, she shut the bedroom door, which helped keep the fire from spreading, the captain said.

Lakeport firefighters were called to the blaze at 10:13 p.m. and arrived at 10:30 p.m., Copas said.

The response was slowed by the remoteness of the home, narrow roads and bridges, that had to be inspected before the engines could cross, he said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Thursday. It did start in the bedroom and investigators were looking at several possibilities, including candles, which were sometimes used in the bedroom, Copas said.

The woman was taken to Sutter Lakeside Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.


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