Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two LAPD officers are being hailed as heroes for helping rescue a 90-year-old woman Sunday morning from a house fire in the Rampart division near downtown Los Angeles.
The fire was reported about 9:35 a.m. in the 1100 block of S. Westlake Avenue.
Police officers Eddie Rattanapichetkul and Anthony Farias were on patrol when they saw heavy smoke coming from the second floor of a home.
The officers — working together for the first time, no less — stopped to assist family members gathered on the front porch.
They were told that a 89-year-old woman was in the back room on the ground floor.
Edward Lawrence, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the woman — identified as Victoria Romero — has eighteen children.
The officers made their way through the smoke-filled home and led the woman to safety. She told Lawrence…
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