Firefighters pull woman from burning Olathe home - KCTV5

Firefighters pull woman from burning Olathe home

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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -

An Olathe couple was taken to the hospital after their home caught on fire early Friday morning.

Firefighters found the woman on the floor of a back room and pulled her to safety. The man and the couple's small dog were able to make it outside on their own.

Both the man and woman were treated at an hospital, but are expected to be OK.

The fire appears to have started in a bedroom of the residence at 2008 E. Mohawk Dr. The cause is under investigation.

It wasn't immediately clear as to whether the home had working smoke detectors. A neighbor helped give firefighters the precious time to save the couple.

"It was a great day for a rescue," Olathe Capt. Mike Hall said. "Very fortunate."

Cheramie Davis called 911 when she realized that thick smoke was pouring through her opening window. When she went outside, the air was thick with smoke.

"I smelt it and so I looked out the bedroom window. And you could see the flames just rolling out of the house. Just rolling," she said. "It scares me. It brings me to tears. It's very loud and you couldn't really see anything, just smoke and flames."

The home was destroyed.

"I'm just glad everyone is OK. I mean it's very nerve wracking to see that," Davis said.

Hall said the fire should serve as a reminder for people to test their smoke alarms and ensure they are working.

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