Elderly Woman, Dog Injured in House Fire: El Cajon

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    Picture shows heavy smoke coming out of a home in El Cajon where an elderly woman and her dog were displaced on Sept. 25, 2011.

    Heartland Fire are reporting that an elderly woman and her dog were injured and displaced after fire broke out at their home fire in El Cajon, on Sunday morning.

    The blaze was reported in the 1100 block of Lostinda St. in a single family residence at about 7:15 a.m., officials said.

    As fire crews arrived on scene heavy smoke and flames were seen coming from a single story home, officials said.

    The fire knocked down in ten minutes and caused limited damage to the home, although there was heavy smoke damage throughout the structure.

    The woman was was transported to UC San Diego Medical Center with burn injuries and smoke inhalation.

    Her dog, "Scooby,"  was taken to a veterinary hospital with possible smoke inhalation.

    The cause of the fire was under investigation and damage estimates have not yet been determined.