Police officers rescue woman through window as house fire spreads
The female homeowner was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Just before 7 p.m. Sunday evening Webb City Dispatch were alerted to reports of a structure fire in the 500 block of W 3rd in Webb City.
Webb City Fire, Webb City Police, and METS ambulance responded. Joplin Fire and Oronogo Fire responded as mutual aid.
We learn first on scene were two Webb City Police officers. They were told an adult female was trapped near the fire in a back bedroom.
The rear door of the residence was blocked by fire. So officers busted out a window and pulled the female to safety. She suffered unknown injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The fire was under control in about 35 minutes.
The home suffered extensive damage and the family is displaced. Webb City Fire on scene tell us they contacted the Red Cross to assist.
No firefighters were injured fighting the fire.
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