Maddison Henslin helped to rescue a woman from burning, Lompoc, California, November 13, 2018. The woman, 55, was in a hallway of her first-floor apartment after fire broke out in her bedroom. Henslin, 21, animal welfare specialist, who lived on the second floor of the same building, responded to the apartment with her partner. After her partner kicked open the locked front door, Henslin followed him inside. Crawling under heavy smoke and flames, Henslin and her partner reached the woman, who was unconscious and lying on the floor, about 15 feet from the door. Henslin grasped the woman’s feet, while her partner grasped the woman’s upper body. Together, they dragged the woman back to the front door and outside, where they were met by first responders who took the woman away from the building to safety. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and burns.
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