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April 25, 2011
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Video: Cop pulls woman from burning house, deploys garden hose

The officer is seen grabbing a garden hose and entering through the front door amid smoke

By PoliceOne Staff

MODESTO, Calif. — Video posted online shows a police officer rescuing a woman and using a garden hose to attack a fire before firefighters arrive on scene.

Officer Larry Meyer was assisted by an unidentified man during the rescue on Friday at a Modesto, Calif., house fire.

The woman had been combative and reportedly set the fire in a suicide attempt, according to the Modesto Bee.

After grabbing the garden hose, Officer Meyer entered the front door amid smoke to deal with the flames as other officers took control of the scene.

The video shows firefighters arriving and making a full attack on the fire.

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