Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews from Dreghorn and Kilwinning responded to the incident, which took place on Seaton Terrace shortly before 0200hrs (local time) on Friday 14 March.
Station Manager Gregor McPherson said: “The incident commander sent four firefighters in breathing apparatus into the two-storey terraced property to conduct a search and rescue operation and tackle the flames.
“They quickly found and rescued a woman who was inside the house at the time and successfully extinguished the fire using two high-pressure water jets.
“After firefighters removed her from the house she was treated by ambulance crews and taken to Crosshouse Hospital near Kilmarnock.
“Firefighters continued working to ventilate the property and check for any sign the fire may have spread within the structure of the building.
“Specialist officers from our Fire Investigation Unit in Glasgow attended the scene and they are working closely with Police Scotland to establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.”
The property sustained significant smoke damage as a result of the fire and SFRS is eager to remind the public of the need to ensure every home is protected by working smoke alarms.
When fire does strike within a home, the presence of working smoke alarms is known to be a crucial factor in people getting to safety.
Station Manager McPherson explained: “Any fire in the home could have devastating consequences but having early warning of the danger can make all the difference.
“By raising the alarm quickly these life-saving devices buy vital time for people to get out and for firefighters to get to the scene.
“Often this means our crews are able to contain a fire to the room where it starts, limiting the damage to the property and reducing the chance of someone suffering serious injury.”
Anyone who thinks they or someone they know could benefit from fire safety advice should contact SFRS to arrange a free home fire safety visit.
The popular programme – a key part of the Join Scotland’s Fight Against Fire campaign – is available to residents of every community, with local firefighters happy to arrange to visit at a time that suits the householder.
To arrange a free home fire safety visit, residents can call SFRS on the freephone number 0800 0731 999, or text “check” to 61611. They can also contact their local community fire station or see the website www.firescotland.gov.uk