Cops pull woman from burning mobile home


June 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two Carter Lake Police officers rescued a seriously injured 74-year-old woman from a mobile home fire early this (Tuesday) morning. Carter Lake Police Chief Shawn Kannedy says when officers Ryan Gonsior and Ron Hansen arrived at the mobile home park on North Ninth Street at about 2:30-a.m., they heard a weak cry for help from a woman in one of the units.

As smoke poured out of the structure, the officers quickly forced their way inside, where they found the unidentified woman on the floor behind the door. Seeing only her arm, they grabbed the woman, and pulled her to safety.

Carter Lake Fire and Rescue transported her to Creighton University Medical Center. She was later taken to the St. Elizabeth Regional Burn Center in Lincoln, NE.

Carter Lake and Crescent fire departments extinguished the blaze, which caused substantial damage to the home, and some surrounding sheds.