San Francisco cop rescues woman from burning building

July 4, 2013 8:05:08 PM PDT
A San Francisco police officer is being called a hero for rescuing an elderly woman from a burning building Thursday afternoon.

The fire broke out in an apartment building on Pine Street near Laguna Street around 1:40 p.m.

A resident flagged down the police officer as he was driving to another call. That person told the officer about a woman who was trapped inside her home.

"We don't get trained in how to go into a burning building, but we're trained to protect life and property and that's exactly what he did today and he's truly a hero," San Francisco Police Lt. Jenn Jackson said.

The police officer needed treatment after suffering smoke inhalation. The fire also sent two other people to the hospital with minor injuries.