Women rescued, 1 hospitalized after Riverside house fire

RIVERSIDE — Two women were rescued from a house on Chaucer Road and one of them were taken to the hospital, firefighters said.

Riverside firefighters and police responded to the home in the 400 block of Chaucer around 11:25 a.m.

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Firefighters said a fire started in a chest of drawers at the house, but what caused it is still under investigation.

The woman who went to the hospital was suffering from what firefighters described as minor smoke inhalation.

There is smoke damage to the home and the family will not be able to stay there until repairs are able to be made, according to investigators.