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Deputies Use Garden Hose To Fight Fire, Save Family

Deputies Use Garden Hose To Fight Fire, Save Family

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The AP via YellowBrix

December 14, 2009

COMPTON, Calif.—Authorities say a woman and her disabled 14-year-old son were saved from a burning house in Compton when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies battled the fire with a garden hose and used a pickaxe to break through security bars.

Sheriff’s Lt. Dorothy Howard says the woman and her child, who suffers from Down’s Syndrome, are hospitalized in critical but stable condition Sunday.

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The fire broke out at about 3 a.m. A man fled the house and told deputies his wife was in a back room. They sprayed the garden hose down a hallway, allowing fire crews to get inside.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Great Job! :-)

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Great Job!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    51096 Comments

    Great job

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    FutureLawMan83

    over 4 years ago

    560 Comments

    Great job guys!!! thats how its done.

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    StoneCounty7

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    awesome job

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Great job deputies.

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    Kinder_mapp

    over 4 years ago

    4160 Comments

    Awsome job guys. Way to go.

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    Kath

    over 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    See! Cops rock! We don't always need hose heads. ;o)

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Good job!!! Wooooo whoooo!

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    servingproud

    over 4 years ago

    4654 Comments

    Great Job ........

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 4 years ago

    22926 Comments

    Good job deputies.

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    Sheriff_1

    over 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Job well done.

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    chiefkcr

    over 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    Great job to a Hero.

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    tstanfill63

    over 4 years ago

    1508 Comments

    Good work.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Nice work!

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