A 41-year-old West Valley City woman and her dog were rescued Friday night from a fire at the Hidden Pointe Apartments, 3854 W. Rockwood Way, after a quick-acting fire crew responded within minutes.
"There were reports of a structure fire at 11:48 [p.m.]," said West Valley City fire department spokesman Chris Beichner. "The crew coming back to the station saw it pop up on the screen. That gave them an early jump and they got there fast. There were multiple units, with a woman leaning out of the window trapped inside."
Beichner said that within two minutes of the report, fire fighters were able to set up ladders and help the woman down from the second story. During a search of the unit, they found an unconscious dog, which was treated by medics with oxygen therapy. The animal regained consciousness.