Deputies Use Garden Hose To Fight Fire, Save Family
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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