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Heroic Las Cruces police officers save disabled woman from burning home

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Some Las Cruces police officers pulled together to save a disabled elderly woman who couldn't get out of her burning mobile home.


The fire happened Saturday night on Holiday Avenue.

The first officers on the scene, Carmen Ceniceros and Adrian Gonzalez, said they heard the woman's screams from inside the trailer.

They were joined by Officers Jennifer Cady, Nathan Krause and Francisco Estrada in trying to reach the woman, who uses a wheelchair.

"What they were able to do, is form a human chain from the doorway into the house. They formed a human chain because they said it was so thick, the smoke, they couldn't see each other. So, they stayed in contact with each. Officer Carmen Ceniceros was able to find the elderly female in the living room of the trailer," said Chief Jaime Montoya.

Montoya said he's proud of the five officers' selfless actions to rescue the woman.

They also earned high praise from the Las Cruces fire chief for the way they handled the situation.

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