Person Stuck in Chimney Saved in 2-Hour Rescue - NECN

Person Stuck in Chimney Saved in 2-Hour Rescue



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    Firefighters rescued a female stuck in a fireplace in Woodcrest, Riverside County, on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

    A woman stuck and injured in a Riverside County chimney had to be rescued Saturday morning, fire officials said.

    The Woodcrest rescue took about two hours, a Riverside County Fire Department news release said, after which she was taken to a hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

    The victim's identity and age weren't released.

    She was stuck above a 12-by-12-foot brick fireplace, which she entered from the roof, officials said. Firefighters were called at 4:58 a.m. to the home, in the 15800 block of Rancho Viejo Drive.

    The homeowner told NBC4 the woman is the mother of his children but that they were not married. He said the woman does not live in the house.