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PORT VUE (KDKA) – A mother and son have been taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at their Port Vue home Thursday morning.

Concerned neighbors who awoke to smoke pouring from the house in the 800 block of Elmwood Street in jumped into action.

Due to the heavy smoke, neighbors Art Post and Andrew Davis could not reach the mother and the child.

While, firefighters were able to pull them out of the house, both were said to be unresponsive.

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“We were on the roof trying to get the windows to get them down and we heard a ruckus down below the front door and the mother came out unresponsive and then a couple minutes later, the child came out,” Davis said.

“They had a bag on her and they, she had a heartbeat and they took her to the hospital,” Post said.

An older teen boy staying with the family got out of the home safely. Witnesses reported smelling toxic fumes in the air.

“The bulk of the fire was in the living room, inside of any living room you’re going to have things that give off toxic smoke,” Port Vue Assistant Fire Chief Don Williams said.

Davis lived across the street from the family for years. Neighbors are all heartbroken and praying that the woman and her young son are going to be ok.

“My daughter plays with her son, they all play together and it’s a nice neighborhood, everybody gets along, this is sad,” Davis said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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