Food left unattended while cooking on a stove caused an apartment fire Friday afternoon in the 1500 block of Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo.
Firefighters received a call about a fire at 5:24 p.m. and arrived on scene three minutes later to find smoke coming out of a second-floor apartment and the downstairs door locked, San Luis Obispo fire Battalion Chief Bob Bisson said.
Firefighters used a ladder to climb through the second-floor window into the apartment, where they found a woman on the floor, semiconscious from smoke inhalation, he said.
The woman, who was home alone, was taken to a local hospital by paramedics while firefighters put out the blaze.
Damage to the apartment was minimal, Bisson said. The condition of the woman was unknown Friday evening.