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Video: Ala. Officer Rescues 2 from Burning House

February 03, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Ala. Officer Rescues 2 from Burning House

Thursday night Officer Jeremy Wallace of the Dothan (Ala.) Police Department responded to an emergency dispatch call of a fire at a home. Wallace was the first of emergency personnel on the scene of the fire and pulled two people from the burning house.

Informed by dispatch that people were possibly inside, including a blind woman who was also an amputee. “I just felt like I needed to get in there and get these people out,” Wallace told the Dothan Eagle. “I could hear them screaming. I just did what I thought was right.”

Wallace went to a side door and found it cracked open. As he entered the home he found what initially appeared, amid thick smoke, to be a woman.

“I couldn’t see because there was so much smoke. She was just kind of standing over him, I guess like a protective mom, but they were both screaming,” Wallace said. “I just kind of picked her up and carried her outside, and I just kind of picked him up off the floor like a sack a potatoes.”

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Ima Leprechaun @ 2/3/2014 5:09 PM

Good Job Officer Wallace! There was still considerable sub-freezing conditions that night too.

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