Woman rescued from burning home in Pepperell by 2 police officers

A woman is in stable condition after she was rescued from a house fire by two police officers late Monday night in Pepperell.Pepperell Fire Chief Brian Borneman said the fire started in a bedroom around 10:30 p.m. inside the home at 29 Elliot St. Firefighters had a difficult time gaining access to the home and struck a second alarm to call for help from other nearby towns. Pepperell Police Chief David Scott says the officers, Officer Jared Carrubba and Officer Dan Adams, were the first to arrive at the scene and went into the home when they heard a woman was trapped inside.The officers found the 76-year-old woman trapped underneath debris, and they were able to free her and carry her to safety outside. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.“Officers Carrubba and Adams made entry into a burning, smoke-filled home and risked their own lives to carry one of our residents to safety,” Scott said in a statement. “Their efforts were certainly heroic and life-saving.”While the cause is believed the be accidental, Borneman said the fire remains under investigation.

A woman is in stable condition after she was rescued from a house fire by two police officers late Monday night in Pepperell.

Pepperell Fire Chief Brian Borneman said the fire started in a bedroom around 10:30 p.m. inside the home at 29 Elliot St. Firefighters had a difficult time gaining access to the home and struck a second alarm to call for help from other nearby towns.

Pepperell Police Chief David Scott says the officers, Officer Jared Carrubba and Officer Dan Adams, were the first to arrive at the scene and went into the home when they heard a woman was trapped inside.

The officers found the 76-year-old woman trapped underneath debris, and they were able to free her and carry her to safety outside. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

“Officers Carrubba and Adams made entry into a burning, smoke-filled home and risked their own lives to carry one of our residents to safety,” Scott said in a statement. “Their efforts were certainly heroic and life-saving.”

While the cause is believed the be accidental, Borneman said the fire remains under investigation.

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