Officers Rescue Woman Trapped in Burning Pepperell Home

The woman was in stable condition and being treated for smoke inhalation following the blaze on Elliott Street, according to officials

A woman was rescued by two police officers Monday night after a fire broke out inside a home in Pepperell, Massachusetts, according to officials.

Police said officers Jared Carrubba and Dan Adams were the first to arrive at the home on Elliott Street at about 10:30 p.m. where a 76-year-old woman was trapped inside.

Making their way inside the smoke-filled home, the officers were able to locate the woman trapped beneath debris and carry her outside, police said.

"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," Pepperell Chief David Scott said. "Their efforts were certainly heroic and life-saving."

The woman was taken to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and was listed in stable condition, officials said. She is expected to recover. No other injuries were reported.

Firefighters from two surrounding communities assisted Pepperell in dousing the blaze.

Crews had a little trouble accessing the building because of the conditions inside. The fire eventually elevated to a second alarm.

The fire, which started in a first-floor bedroom, is believed to be accidental. The investigation is ongoing.

"Once again we had a great collaborative effort by the public safety team here in Pepperell," Scott said. "These two police officers certainly played a huge role in saving a life, but it started in the dispatch center and continued with our emergency medical services."

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