By Lindsay Ward

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman in her 70s has been taken to the hospital following a duplex fire in Elliott.

The woman needed to be rescued by firefighters and then needed to be transported to the hospital, according to her relatives.

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Relatives say she did not suffer any burns and is alert.

The woman is currently in the hospital and on a ventilator. Her family says the concern is that she may have inhaled smoke.

They also told KDKA’s Lindsay Ward that she has been battling cancer.

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A firefighter was also evaluated by medics at the scene.

The fire started around 4:00 a.m. on Lorenz Avenue.

The damage done was done mostly to the living room and some smoke damage on the second floor.

A pot of water was found inside the sink and the woman’s family says she attempted to put the fire out herself.

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KDKA’s Lindsay Ward will have more details throughout the morning on KDKA Morning News.