Woman escapes Orlando house fire

Heater apparently causes blaze

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A woman is able to escape a house fire in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman managed to escape a house fire in Orlando that was apparently caused by a heater.

The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 6000 block of Yellowstone Street, just south of State Road 408 between Semoran Boulevard and Goldenrod Road.

According to firefighters, the woman was awakened and noticed smoke coming from a heater.  Flames quickly spread throughout the house, reaching the attic, officials said.

The woman, who lives alone, got out of the home safely, and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

The house sustained extensive damage from the fire and water used by firefighters.

Officials said the woman will be staying with her family.

No one was injured.

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