PEPPERELL — Chief David Scott reports that two Pepperell Police officers rescued a local woman from a two-alarm house fire on Monday night.
The Pepperell Police and Fire Departments responded to 29 Elliott St. just after 10:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of a structure fire.
Pepperell Police Officer Jared Carrubba and Officer Dan Adams were the first to arrive on scene and upon arrival witnessed flames coming from inside the home and heavy smoke. The officers were also informed that a 76-year-old woman was still trapped inside the building.
The officers made entry into the home and located the woman, who was trapped beneath debris. The two officers were able to extricate the woman from the debris and carry her outside, where she was transported by ambulance for smoke inhalation. As of Tuesday morning, the woman is reportedly in stable condition.
“Officers Carrubba and Adams made entry into a burning, smoke-filled home and risked their own lives to carry one of our residents to safety,” Chief Scott said. “Their efforts were certainly heroic and life-saving”.
Fire departments from Groton and Hollis, NH assisted the Pepperell Fire Department in extinguishing the two-alarm fire, the cause of which is believed to be accidental. The fire remains under investigation by the Pepperell Fire Department.
“Once again we had a great collaborative effort by the public safety team here in Pepperell”, Chief Scott said. “These two police officers certainly played a huge role in saving a life, but it started in the dispatch center and continued with our emergency medical services.”