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: Eastern State Penitentiary To Resume Night Tours Next Month
The woman was flown to the hospital in critical condition to be treated for burns.READ MORE: Sinkhole Slowing Traffic At Schuylkill's King Of Prussia Interchange
The officer is also being treated for smoke inhalation and burns to his neck, but authorities say they’re in stable condition.
Fire officials say the blaze was placed under control at 2:28 p.m.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Boy Injured, Father Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Police Say
Investigators are working to find out what caused the fire.