A woman in her 70s was injured and her home destroyed by a house fire early Wednesday in Delhi, Cal Fire/ Merced County Fire officials said.
The woman, who wasn't identified, suffered first-degree burns to both arms and her torso as she tried to put out the flames with a garden hose. A neighbor came to help and pulled her out of the house. She was taken to a local hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage was estimated at $120,000.
The one-story single-family dwelling was in the 16000 block of Corner Street.