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Woman jumps out of window of burning house

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BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman jumped out of the window of her burning home this morning to save her life, according to firefighters.

The fire happened at a house on North 37th Street. The woman who was inside was asleep when the fire started, and leaped out of the window after she was woken up by the smoke.

Firefighters said when they arrived the back of the house was on fire and it had spread to the attic. She was the only person inside and did not suffer any injuries. However, firefighters found her dog, unresponsive, inside of her closet. 

People who live nearby said they were grateful the fire did not spread to their homes, but Christina Armstrong says she thinks this is an opportunity for the community to show support for their neighbor in need.

"We worry about people around here...you know. This my first time staying in the neighborhood, but like I say, I'm a Christian and I believe that everybody need to find a way to worry about other people just like they want them to worry about them," said Armstrong, who lives across the street.

Authorities said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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