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Two Lone Peak officers save woman from burning home

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ALPINE — Two officers saved a woman who was stuck in the basement of a burning home Friday.

Lone Peak officers Brandon Farnsworth and Brock Susov arrived at 590 E. 300 North shortly before 5 a.m. in response to a 60-year-old woman who called 911 after she was unable to escape her home that was on fire.

Bodycam video recorded the rescue.

“We’ve got smoke coming out of the top floor, windows are broken. There are flames on the ceiling,” an officer is heard saying as they run to the house.

The officers tried a couple of doors to reach the woman but were met by a wall of thick smoke. They went around the home, and one of the officers can be heard breathing hard on the video as he races to find the woman.

“She’s down here,” one officer is heard saying.

He tapped on the window to get her attention and then tried to open it. With instructions from the officers, the woman unlocked the window.

"Let's get you out of here, OK?" one of the officers tells her. "Come here. Give me your hand."

The woman, along with her cat, were rescued. The woman did not sustain any injuries. Neither officer was injured.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Friday.

Lone Peak Police Sgt. Charlie Thurston said he is "proud to work with" the responding officers.

"It was very chaotic," Thurston said. "Obviously, all of it was based on their own observation and their experiences as the good officers that they are. … This morning was proof, especially for the guys that I work with, that they're willing to do it at any call, at any moment's notice."

Contributing: Sam Penrod

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