FREMONT -- A woman was hospitalized after a fire broke out in her home on Monday and caused $250,000 in damage, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded at 4:30 p.m. to 34311 Maybird Circle after fire crews reported seeing smoke visible from fire station No. 10 on Deep Creek Road, said Fremont Fire Department Battalion Chief Douglas McKelvey.

When fire crews arrived they saw fire burning up the side of the home and into the attic, McKelvey said. The fire began to spread to the house next door, he said, but firefighters were able to prevent the blaze from seriously damaging the second home and managed to knock down the bulk of the fire on the outside of the first home.

Firefighters had the blaze under control about 5:17 p.m., McKelvey said.

A woman who was inside the home when the fire broke out made it out safely after a neighbor woke her up, McKelvey said, but later requested medical attention for symptoms unrelated to the fire.

She was checked out by EMS personnel on scene and then transported to a hospital. No additional information on her condition was available on Tuesday, fire officials said.

The fire caused significant damage to the home's exterior and its attic with $200,000 in damage to the home, and $50,000 in damage to contents inside the home, he said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation on Tuesday.

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