Apartment Fire Injures 2 Friday

Police say officer and fire chief pull 84-year-old woman from burning building Friday in Huntington.

An 84-year-old disabled woman was pulled to safety from her burning apartment in Huntington Friday, according to police.

When officer Joseph Lanzisera of the responded at 8:55 p.m. to a fire at the Nathan Hale apartment complex, located at 44 Nathan Hale Dr., Chief Ken Cochrane, was standing by a locked front door, according to police.

"Lanzisera located the woman in her bedroom. He then moved through the smoke filled hallway to open the front door to let Chief Cochrane in," according to a police press release. "Together they went back to the bedroom and carried the unresponsive woman outside."

The woman suffered second degree burns to her face and hair and Lanzisera suffered smoke inhalation, according to police. Both were transported to .

Police say arson is a possible cause of the blaze. 

Buddy June 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM
KC....way to go!
tony June 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Great job by Chief Cochrane and P.O. Lanzisera; both are heros as well as the upstairs resident who initially discoved the fire and quickly called for help. Thanks to them and all the emergency responders. This could have been much worse.
Katherine Heaviside June 17, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Thanks to police and fire -- and, thanks to Patch for "news we can use." Having the map on the site to identify where this was is terrific.


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