UPDATE: The El Paso Fire Department reports one person was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The fire was quickly extinguished and remains under investigation.
EL PASO, Texas – A woman was trapped inside a home after a fire broke out at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2531 Pershing in central El Paso. An ABC-7 crew on the scene saw firefighters take the woman out of the burning structure.
ABC-7 photojournalist Jerry Najera captured the moment as the woman was placed onto a gurney.
Eight fire units responded. The fire was not intense, but a family member tells ABC-7 the woman suffers from several medical issues and is bedridden.
A spokesman with the fire department tells ABC-7 the woman was trapped for only a minute before firefighters were able to get to her.
She's being treated for smoke inhalation.
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