A woman is fighting for her life after firefighters rescued her from a house fire near 69th Avenue and McDowell Road Sunday afternoon.

According to Capt. Jake Van Hook, the Phoenix Fire Department received reports there were flames coming from the roof and a woman screaming for help.

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"In route, we heard reports that neighbors were trying to get into the house to be able to help the person. They were unable to do that. They could hear her screaming," said Van Hook.

A neighbor threw a brick through the window to try to help her.

When fire crews arrived, they used a thermal imaging camera to find the woman in her 40s in the home. They carried her outside before she was taken to a nearby hospital in extremely critical condition.

"I step outside and I start seeing smoke coming from that house," said Brenda Esser, a neighbor.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames before they damaged other homes.

Neighbors are hoping the woman pulls through.

"We had a bond with them. She's a really, really nice lady and I just hope her and her family the best," said Angela Begay, a neighbor.

"It was really very very sad, heartbreaking," said Esser.

No firefighters were hurt.

It's unclear what started the fire but investigators believe it started somewhere near the back of the home.

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