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Off-duty firefighter rescues woman from blaze

An off-duty firefighter rescued a neighbor from a fire in Westminster on Monday.

March 16, 2010 12:50:36 AM PDT
An off-duty firefighter rescued a neighbor from a fire in Westminster on Monday.Authorities said the Long Beach firefighter Steven Wiggs came to the rescue when he spotted smoke coming from his neighbor's two-story home in the 6200 block of Bannock Road at 10:18 p.m.

"I came out to put my trash cans out for the night and saw a large volume of smoke coming from the front door," Wiggs said. "Really all I could do was keep it, as it rolled out into the living room, try to keep it back and contained to the back of the house."

Both Wiggs and the elderly woman were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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