Elderly woman, caregiver suffer severe burns in San Francisco home fire 

An elderly woman and her caregiver suffered severe burns before they were rescued from a fire at a San Francisco home late Sunday night, an assistant fire chief said.

San Francisco firefighters responded to one-alarm fire at 1980 Jackson St. around 11:30 p.m., Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Burke said.

Firefighters found two women inside the single-family home who were both unconscious, Burke said. The victims, a woman in her 80s and another woman in her 60s, were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and serious burns, he said.

The blaze was under control just before midnight, Burke said.   

The home sustained significant damage to the bedroom and the roof, but Burke said he did not know the estimated cost of damage.

Fire investigators are on the scene to determine the cause of the fire, which appears to have sparked in the bedroom, he said. Preliminary investigation reveals the fire might be linked to lit cigarettes, Burke said.

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