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Sheriff's deputies rescue woman from burning apartment on South Coast

Daniel Bertucelli
Santa Barbara County Fire department
Two Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies rescued a woman from a burning apartment in Goleta Tuesday.

Two officers taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

Two Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies went above the call of duty, when they rescued a woman from a burning building.

It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, on Orange Avenue in Goleta.

Two deputies were the first to arrive on the scene of an apartment fire.

They found an unconscious woman inside the burning apartment, and carried her to safety.

Paramedics began to treat the woman, who was taken to a hospital.

The two deputies were also taken to a hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. They were released a few hours later.

Santa Barbara County firefighters were able to contain the blaze to a single unit, and keeping it from spreading to neighboring apartments.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.