San Diego Officer Rescues Woman From Blaze

Officer Diane Hodges went in through a window and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman.


SAN DIEGO -- Four people are homeless Tuesday morning after a fire destroyed their garage and vehicles in San Carlos.

When a San Diego Police officer arrived at the home around 1:10 a.m. in the 6000 block of Jackson Drive, three people were already outside and told the officer that one person was trapped inside.

Officer Diane Hodges, along with two neighbors and one other man who lived at the home, went in through a window and rescued the wheelchair-bound woman.

Paramedics tended to the woman and she was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

It took firefighters nearly 20 minutes to knock down the flames.

The Red Cross was called to the scene to help the displaced find housing for the rest of the morning.

It is unknown at this time what caused the fire, but it is believed to be electrical in nature.

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