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Police Rescue Woman from Four-Alarm Fire in Webster, Massachusetts

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    Heroic Cops Save Lives From Webster Fire

    Three Webster police officers are being credited with a heroic rescue---running into a burning home at 39 Granite Street in Webster to pull a woman out. (Published Monday, Dec. 28, 2015)

    Three Webster police officers are being credited with a heroic rescue---running into a burning home at 39 Granite Street in Webster to pull a woman out.

    "It was just red," said neighbor Linda Brooks.

    She took cell phone video of the fire around one pm Monday. "The police officers, they just ran right into that burning house, to get people out," she said.

    Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey says the police officers were first on scene. The female victim, Hickey says, was unconscious laying on the first floor hallway of the multi-family home.

    "I saw them take her out and I did see them perform CPR on her," said another neighbor Sheila Dunn.

    The victim was reportedly in critical condition at the hospital. Neighbors say the three cops also screamed for everyone in the home to to get out, and even pulled another man to safety.

    "There was a man on the stairs and he looked like he was collapsed, they brought him out, said Brooks.

    Two of the police officers were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. They've since been released according to the police department.

    Throughout the evening, the State Fire Marshal's Office along with Webster and State Police could be seen investigating how the fire started. Chief Hickey says it started in the female victim's first floor apartment and then spread fast.

    "Ran across the front porch got into the second floor got into a propane tank, there was a propane tank on the second floor that let off, then it got into the attic."

    No firefighters were hurt.

    The cause is still under investigation.
     

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