Woman Escapes Afternoon House Fire in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Paramedics took one woman to the hospital after she escaped a house fire on Monday afternoon.

Crews were called to the 2200 block of East Walnut at approximately 1:40 p.m. Heavy smoke and flames were coming out of the home, and witnesses say a woman escaped through a back window. She is being treated, but her condition is currently unknown.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock out the fire and are currently working to determine the cause.