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Firefighters Rescue 89-Year-Old Woman from Malibu Blaze

Brush Fire Burning in Little Tujunga Canyon
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An elderly woman was rescued from her Malibu home after the building was engulfed in flames by a fire whose origins are unknown, reports City News Service.

The 89-year-old woman reportedly called 911 once she realized that her house was ablaze, but was cut off in the middle of the call. Two deputies, 22-year-old Mike Treinin and Lt. Jim Royal, an 18-year veteran, happened to be in the area for a meeting and recognized the location of the fire when they heard it over a dispatcher. The men were in regular contact with the woman who lived in the house.

Once arriving at the scene, Treinin and Royal found the woman unable to walk and having a hard time breathing, so they carried her out of the house. She was later treated for smoke inhalation, as were the two firefighters.

The blaze ultimately caused $500,000 in damages. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.