GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A Gloucester Township police officer risked their life to save a 70-year-old woman from her burning home. The two-alarm blaze broke out shortly before 2 p.m. on Lamppost Lane on Thursday.
Police say the officer was one of the first people on the scene and rushed into the smoke-filled home to pull the woman out.READ MORE: Police Arrest Kareem Welton For Several Hit-And-Runs In Philadelphia, Including Crash That Killed Woman In Center City
The woman was flown to the hospital in critical condition to be treated for burns.READ MORE: Montgomery County Summer Camp Closes Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
The officer is also being treated for smoke inhalation and burns to his neck, but authorities say they’re in stable condition.
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Investigators are working to find out what caused the fire.