A disabled woman unable to escape her burning trailer was rescued from the fire by an El Cajon police officer Sunday morning.
The woman, who was not identified, reportedly suffered smoke inhalation and her son, who also was not identified, received burns to his hands while attempting to put out the flames, according to OnSceneTV.
The fire broke out in the back bedroom of the mobile home around 8 a.m. Sunday at The Palms, a trailer park for senior citizens on the 200 block of S. Second St. in El Cajon. When the police officer arrived, according to the OnSceneTV report, he found the woman in the bedroom unable to leave her bed, which caught on fire as he was trying to pull her to safety.
The son was able to get out on his own. Both victims were transported to UCSD Medical Center.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to OnSceneTV.
The police officer wasn’t named in the report.
— Staff report
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