GRETNA, LA – A 71-year-old woman was rescued by police officers after her home went up in flames.
On May 25, members of the Gretna PD, EMS, and David Crockett Fire Department responded to a 911 call on Chilo Street in Gretna.
Upon arrival, initial officers noticed the front of a home engulfed in flames.
Officers discovered the home owner trapped in the backyard behind a locked gate.
Reports show the officers used what little tools they had access to, but were able to rescue the woman to safety.
Although the home is a total loss, the officers quick thinking and fast actions saved the woman’s life.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.