CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland fire captain was taken to the hospital after helping a woman from her burning home Wednesday.
"We had a dramatic day," said Cleveland Fire Lt. Mike Norman.
Fire crews were called to the home on West 97th Street in Cleveland at around 12:30 p.m.
Norman said the woman called 911 saying there was a fire and that she was trapped on the second floor. Dispatchers were able to talk her through getting to a window.
When firefighters arrived, a neighbor had a ladder leaning up to the window, but the woman wouldn't come down. That's when the fire captain went up the ladder and convinced the woman to come out.
A dog died in the fire, but a dog and a cat were rescued.
Fire crews say the fire started in the basement. A cause has not yet been determined.