One person flown to Rockford for treatment after house fire in Savanna

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SAVANNA, Ill. (KWQC) - One person was flown to Rockford for treatment after being injured in a house fire in Savanna on Monday afternoon.

Officials with the Savanna Fire Department say crews responded to a house fire in the 1700 block of Portland Ave. at 12:21 p.m. Upon arriving, they found flames coming out of the first and second story windows.

A woman, who was inside at the time of the fire, was out of the house with burns when the fire department arrived. She was taken by ambulance to a helicopter in Lanark to be transported to Rockford for treatment.

The woman's family tells TV6 she had to jump from a window to escape.

Savanna fire crews received mutual aid from Thomson, Mt. Carroll and Sabula Fire Departments, as well as Mt. Carroll Ambulance.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating.