MSP trooper hailed hero after saving woman from house fire - WNEM TV 5

MSP trooper hailed hero after saving woman from house fire

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A Michigan State Police trooper is being hailed a hero after helping save the life of a woman in a Bay County fire.

The blaze broke out Friday morning at 1655 E. Seidlers Road in Kawkawlin Township, destroying the house in the process.

"When I pulled up I saw flames coming out of the second story of this house," MSP Trooper James Scott said.

He quickly swung into action.

"The call came out that somebody was trapped inside. So I swung around to see what I could do," Scott said.

He saw three family members standing in the driveway. They had been in the house when the fire broke out about 8:30 a.m.

"I saw one of their daughters was trapped in the second story window. She had the window busted open, but she couldn't get down," Scott said.

Scott asked the family if they had a ladder. They produced one near the garage.

"I extended the ladder up to the window. There was some of the window still in the way. I climbed up and got it out of the way so she could get out. Made sure she couldn't get cut, helped her down the ladder and got her over to the garage where mom had shoes and a coat for her," Scott said.

Fire crews then tried feverishly to put out the flames.

"The bitter cold, it's been hampering with us with the water issues. Everything's been frozen. The guys are froze. The waters froze," Kawkawlin Fire Capt. D.J. Randall said.

Meanwhile, Scott's swift actions made sure one young woman is alive and well.

"These guys out here fighting the fire in the negative six degrees, they're the heroes," Scott said.

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