VIDEO: Huntsville Fire and Rescue says a woman is in critical condition after leaving food unattended on the stove. The woman suffered from smoke inhalation on Sunday morning in a home on Cable Street.
Nate McClendon lives just up the road from where the fire happened. He said he had no idea about the fire in his community.
"It's usually a quiet neighborhood. We have some thru traffic, but that's about it," he said. "It's very tragic. The whole event itself, but you know, things happen."
Captain Frank McKenzie, a Huntsville Fire and Rescue spokesman, said crews rescued the woman about 10 minutes after getting on the scene.
"If there is a life to save, we are going to take that risk. We are going to go in and try to get that person out," McKenzie said.