Woman rescued from extra-alarm fire

October 12, 2008 4:20:04 PM PDT
Firefighters helped save a woman and her pet from a burning building in the Wicker Park neighborhood.The extra alarm fire was in the 1800-block of West Chicago Avenue just after midnight. The four-story building has storefronts and residential units.

All the residents managed to avoid injury, but firefighters did rescue a woman from her apartment.

"I realized there was too much smoke, and I couldn't get down the stairs. So, that's when I opened up my window and cried out to scream and started yelling for help," said Nicole Carson.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.