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Huntington Beach resident injured while trying to fight house fire w/ garden hose

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Firefighters at the scene of a house fire on the 19000 block of Woodward Lane in Huntington Beach.

Firefighters at the scene of a house fire on the 19000 block of Woodward Lane in Huntington Beach. (Huntington Beach Fire Department)

A Huntington Beach resident was rushed to the hospital after trying to fight a fire at a home on the 19000 block of Woodward Lane.

Neighbors called 911 Friday afternoon when they saw flames shooting out of the single-story home. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the resident in the backyard trying to put out the fire with a garden hose.

That person was taken to the hospital with heat and smoke exposure.

The fire caused more than $100,000 in damage.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.

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