EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A woman and a cat were rescued Sunday night from a fire in Evanston.

The fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. in a three-story frame house at the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue, north of Noyes Street, according to the Evanston Fire Department.

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Firefighters found flames raging when they arrived at the scene, with a woman who lived there right inside the front door.

The fire started in the basement and spread to the first floor, the fire department said. It was raised to a second alarm.

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Firefighters got the woman and her cat out of the house. The woman was hospitalized as a precaution, the fire department said.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries – one with a laceration, and one with a possible broken arm.

The house suffered moderate to heavy damage, the fire department said.

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The cause was not known Sunday night.