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Vernon woman burned in house fire

Vernon fire crews say a house on Pleasant Valley Road sustained extensive damage in a fire Thursday morning. Jim Lenton/ Global Okanagan

VERNON, BC – A woman was taken to hospital after attempting to retrieve her cat after her house caught fire Thursday morning.

BX Swan Lake fire crews along with the Vernon Fire Department were called to the blaze on Pleasant Valley Road just after 8 A.M.

The old house was packed full of the woman’s belongings, making the fire more difficult to extinguish, according to fire fighters.

The structure sustained significant damage, while the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation and is being treated at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Fire crews say the cat is still unaccounted for.

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