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Officers save woman from burning house
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Two Ceres police officers are hailed as heroes for rescuing a 54-year-old woman trapped in her burning house on Sunday.

Officers Joe Wren and Derek Perry put their own lives at risk while saving a women's life, noted Art deWerk, director of Public Safety.

Ceres emergency dispatchers were called at 7:16 p.m. by persons who saw the house at 1912 Hollister Street fully engulfed with fire. Officers Wren and Perry were the first to arrive and were told that someone was inside the house. They tried to gain entry through the front door but could not due to the heat and flames. The officers then went to the back of the house where they had to break out a window to pull the woman to safety from the back bedroom.

As Officer Yandell administered first aid, the officers found the woman's dog barely breathing as they searched for more victims.

Both the woman and her dog survived.

"I was told that firefighters commented that had these officers not rescued the women she would have perished in the fire," said Chief deWerk.

Firefighters arrived and quickly knocked down the flames.

The cause of the fire is attributed to something catching fire on the stove.