FRANKLIN -- A Franklin woman is recovering at the hospital after two police officers pulled her from her burning home Wednesday.

Sergeant Todd Lyons and Officer Quentin Livingston were responding to a domestic dispute on Bracey Street Wednesday afternoon, when they heard of a woman trapped inside a burning home down the street.

'It was filled with black smoke, we could see large flames coming from the kitchen area that were quickly spreading toward the living room,' said Sgt. Lyons, describing the burning duplex.

After calling the Fire Department, the officers, wearing no protection, crawled through the heat and smoke, searching for the homeowner.

'As I continued to navigate through the living room area I felt the cloth, like a long blunt object, and continued to scan my hands when I found a pair of shoes,' said Livingston.

The officers managed to carry the woman out of the burning house to the front lawn where Livingston did CPR to revive her.

Laurenda Boone lives next door to the fire and was relieved when she saw Lyons at her door helping her escape.

'I'm very proud... You got two local heroes now and I'm glad.'

The victim is being treated at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and is expected to recover.
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