RENO, NV - Crews are mopping up after battling a structure fire in the Lemmon Valley area that sent one seriously injured woman to a California hospital.
According to Reno Fire, one woman in her late 40s was Careflighted to UC Davis Medical Center with severe burns. She was the only one home when the fire broke out around 3:30 pm at a mobile home on Fleetwood Drive.
There was concern that this was a chemical fire.
"Apparently there was a chemical odor, so we were concerned about chemicals, one of the neighbors assisted with a garden hose trying to fight the fire, he was a little over come whether it was by smoke or fumes we don't know. He was treated and refused transport so another minor injury, but we can't confirm that yet at this point in time," says Reno Fire Chief Battalion Todd Keckley.
A dog and four cats were also in the home. The dog was treated on scene by Animal Control. Three kittens were rescued from inside a closet, but fire crews have not been able to find the mother.
Witnesses say they heard an explosion prior to the blaze. The Sheriff's Office is on the scene investigating the cause. Three kittens were rescued.
The victim has not been identified at this time.
The investigation has now been turned over to the Washoe Sheriff's Office.