Woman is rescued from burning home

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A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after her rescue from the second floor of a burning Martinez home.

Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue personnel work to extinguish a fire that trapped a woman inside her Martinez home this afternoon.   Valerie Rowell/ Columbia County News Times
Valerie Rowell/ Columbia County News Times
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue personnel work to extinguish a fire that trapped a woman inside her Martinez home this afternoon.

The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. in a home in the 200 block of Ashbrook Drive, off Oakley Pirkle Road.

Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters found the woman trapped upstairs when they arrived, and they broke out a window to rescue her by ladder.

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follower 09/14/10 - 02:00 pm
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Fire at just after 2pm, Fire

Fire at just after 2pm, Fire Department called, responded, saved, then reported on by 2:32.

Amazing speed by the Fire Department and the AC. Hope the woman is OK.

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John Scott 09/14/10 - 02:24 pm
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She was actually rescued by a

She was actually rescued by a Columbia County deputy, who was slightly injured in the process.

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timereader 09/14/10 - 02:35 pm
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fireman or deputy it doesn't

fireman or deputy it doesn't matter they are all heros. I hope the lady will be alright.

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Just My Opinion 09/14/10 - 03:11 pm
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Wow! I am so thankful that we

Wow! I am so thankful that we have heroes like these to be there when we all might need help! We need to remember that before we put them down for some trivial matter. Don't know who it was on here, but someone reminded us that fire fighters are running TO the fire, while we are running AWAY from it! Same holds true with policemen, running to dangerous situations. Thanks guys!

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wru 09/14/10 - 04:32 pm
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Thank God they were able to

Thank God they were able to get her out alive. CUDOS to the fire fighters

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corgimom 09/14/10 - 06:34 pm
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It takes 5 minutes for your

It takes 5 minutes for your home to burn to the ground.

You can die in seconds from smoke inhalation- because everything in houses now is made from plastic and burning plastic releases poisonous fumes.

The smoke inhalation will kill you quicker than the fire.

If you're on the second story, jump if you have to. Broken ankles are easier to fix than death.

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Mudfish 09/14/10 - 09:02 pm
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Corgimom, what ever that is

Corgimom, what ever that is done in the first five minutes of a fire determines whether or not your house burns to the ground or not.
Not even a wobblie box, AKA house trailer, will burn to the ground in five minutes. I remember seeing one take around thirty minutes or a bit longer. Lack of nearby water was our problem.
As to what Just My Opinion said, I remember years ago, a hydrogen plant on New Savannah Road caught on fire and it was a very funny feeling to see all of the white shirts and helmets running out of the plant gates while we were rolling into the gates.
Ah! those were the good old days.

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Riverman1 09/14/10 - 10:23 pm
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To some people there comes a

To some people there comes a time in their lives when they have to put their lives on the line. It's like that guy caught on film who was in the icy waters in Wash. DC when the plane crashed and he grabbed a life preserver a fireman had thrown to him. A woman in the water came up near him and he just shook his head, knowing what it meant, and gave the life preserver to her as he sunk into the icy water a few seconds later. Toasts to all those people who get off the piano to save Rose.

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fftaz71 09/14/10 - 11:04 pm
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Corgimom..I have to agree

Corgimom..I have to agree with mudfish. It takes much longer than 5 minutes for a house to burn to the ground- its almost a full minute if not longer for a small garbage can to build up enough flame to ignite a room. You wont die in seconds from the gasses released either...although your lungs wont be happy. Jumping is a last resort but a viable one..if you hang from the window, then release, you are least likely to get hurt b/c you decrease the distance you have to fall.
The absolute best things people can do, is to have WORKING (keyword: DO NOT REMOVE THE BATTERIES...move it if you cant cook without it going off). This may sound stupid, but know what your smoke detector sounds like. NOT all of them make the exact same noise. Smoke detector on ALL floors, preferably more than one. Early warning has and will continue to save lives. Practice getting out of your house by crawling on the floor and feeling your way through the house. Stay LOW and GO. IF you cant get out the primary exit, know a second way out. It might be a window..you might just need to get onto a roof. Once out, stay out and go to a meeting place designated ahead of time. Use a neighbors phone to call 911.

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stumpyalso1 09/16/10 - 08:15 am
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Yea john your right, that cop

Yea john your right, that cop pulled the extension ladder off his patrol car and went up and saved her.

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