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RFD rescues furry friends, woman from fire

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An RFD firefighter looks out toward his fellow firefighters as they extinguish the flames at Country Club Mobile Home Manor Monday afternoon. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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A woman, along with her cat and dog were saved by firefighters after flames emerged from a mobile home Monday afternoon in east Roswell.

An RFD firefighter hands off a tabby cat named “Mr. Whiskers” off to a man after Monday afternoon’s fire at Country Club Mobile Home Manor is extinguished. According to the RFD’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, a dog was also rescued from the mobile home. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

According to radio traffic, the structure fire broke out before 3:30 p.m. Monday at Country Club Mobile Home Manor at 1200 E. Country Club Rd. After the fire was under control, a firefighter handed off a cat recovered from the mobile home.

According to the RFD’s fire chief, Devin Graham, the resident of the mobile home and an off-duty firefighter who stopped to help were taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

“Our priority was getting the lady that lives there to the hospital,” Graham said. “We’ll probably — we’re getting ready to send our investigators in. My guess is, if there is another cat back in there that probably didn’t make it, we’ll know for sure here in a little bit.”

A neighbor told the Daily Record another neighbor, David Cooper, had helped the female victim from passing out.

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Although Cooper had been coughing, he declined to be checked out by medical professionals.

“We could hear somebody ask for help,” Cooper said. “I put her head down to make sure she was OK, ‘cause she was about to pass out — she was.

“They wanted to take me, but I’m OK. I’m not a hero — I’m just a neighbor.”

In an update from Todd Wildermuth, the Roswell Fire Department’s public information officer confirmed a dog had also been rescued from inside the residence.

“One female resident of the home was rescued by arriving fire crews and transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation,” Wildermuth said. “The second person transported was an off-duty firefighter who saw the smoke, stopped and attempted to rescue the resident before other firefighters arrived. He was also transported for smoke inhalation.”

Wildermuth said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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