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Woman rescued from burning home by deputies

(WMC-TV) - The DeSoto County Sheriff's Department is celebrating its deputies Monday after they saved a woman from her burning home.

The woman is understandably shaken up after finding herself trapped in the home as it burned. But she was thankfully rescued by deputies before it was too late.

"There was a female that was stuck inside and she was not able to open the door," said Sergeant Shane Foster, DeSoto County Sheriff's Department.

Sgt. Foster and his team rushed inside the burning home and found the woman, barely conscious.

The woman who was rescued was too shaken up to go on camera, but she said she would not be alive if it was not for the quick response of the sheriff's department.

Foster trains for all types of situations.

"As far as experiences like this is a first for me also," he said.

He credits the sheriff's departments rigorous training for knowing how to save a life.

"We don't have time to be nervous you just have to react," Foster explained.

Despite what some may say, Foster insists he, an off duty Memphis fireman, and deputies Skip Schrefler and David Parish are not heroes. He says they were just answering the call of duty.

"It's not wearing capes and wearing Superman shirts it's just making the right choices daily and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time to make the right choice," said Foster.

The woman is doing fine after being treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire marshals determined the cause of the fire was electrical.

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