Emergency crews rescued a woman from an apartment fire in Chico this afternoon.
When firefighters arrived at the apartment, located behind the Mangrove Square shopping center, they noticed smoke coming from the second floor.
The apartment was located in an alley and was difficult to access.
After forcing an entry at the front door of the apartment,firefighters discovered a full size mattress on fire in the upstairs bedroom.
They also found an elderly female victim sitting in the corner of the kitchen with her head against the wall. She victim was carried out by ambulance crews and transported to Enloe Medical Center.
Officials told Action News Now the woman was reluctant to leave the burning apartment.
The cause is still being investigated.##