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Fire ripped through the rear and attic of a one-story home in the West Adams District Tuesday, but a roughly 90-year-old woman who lived in the home managed to escape serious injury.

The blaze broke out just after 2 p.m. at the home in the 2600 block of South Palm Grove Avenue, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was doused in about 19 minutes.

The woman who lived at the home made it out of the building with only some singed hair, fire officials say. She was taken to a hospital in good condition to be checked out.

Fire crews said there were pack-rat-type conditions in the home — a 1,305-square-foot structure built in 1923. There also was no indication of a working smoke alarm.

The dollar loss and cause of the fire were still being tabulated, Humphrey said.

City News Service

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