ATASCADERO — An elderly woman was rescued from a burning home on Serra Avenue midday Thursday, Dec. 5.

The woman’s daughter, granddaughter and hospice care provider, got her out of the home at 6870 Serra Ave., shortly after 12:30 p.m. Atascadero police officers and firefighters assisted the family when they arrived on the scene. 

Paramedics attended to the woman on the street in front of the house before San Luis Ambulance Services transported her to the hospital.

Everyone inside the home, including two dogs, got out of the house without being injured by the flames.

Firefighters from Atascadero, Templeton and Atascadero State Hospital fire departments contained the blaze to what appeared to be a garage converted into a room on the south end of the east-facing, single-story home.

Smoke billowed out of the house and streamed high into the sky. The fire was limited to the house and did not spread to nearby dwellings or vehicles.

Neighbors and family of the older woman watched firefighters work from across the street.

Firefighters cut a hole in the roof, allowing the smoke to escape and had the fire knocked down within minutes of arriving at the home.

PG&E cut power to the home and Southern California Gas Company turned off the gas.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Be sure to pick up the Dec. 11 edition for more on this fire.