Woman seriously hurt in Scott County house fire

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Doctors are treating a woman for serious injuries after being rescued from an overnight house fire in Scott County.

The home is on Lemons Mill Road. The neighbor who called 911 says they first saw smoke coming from the back of the house, then quickly realized flames had engulfed the sunroom. The neighbors ran to the home.

"We were knocking on the doors screaming to her and she was not responding," neighbor Chase Copeland said.

They were able to break down the front door and pull the woman to safety.

"Thank God we got here when we did. I mean five minutes could've been the difference between life and death in a situation," Copeland said.

Emergency crews rushed the victim to UK Hospital with severe burns.

An arson investigator with Kentucky State Police came to the scene. They are still looking into the cause of the fire.

Neighbors say the woman had lived in the home for nearly two decades. They also say her three dogs did not survive the fire.

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