Parker County ESD #1 firefighters rescue woman and dog from Tuesday night house fire

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and frequent lightning. In the midst of the storm, firefighters from the Parker County Emergency Services District #1 were dispatched to a house fire in the 200 block of Live Oak Road in Parker County.

A 9-1-1 caller reported she was handicapped and trapped inside of her house that was on fire. Firefighters from Engine 48, Tanker 48, Engine 51, and Chief 102 were dispatched to the fire at 9:44pm. Engine 51 arrived in six minutes and confirmed a working structure fire.

Lt. Joe Ashcraft made entry into the house and encountered heavy fire inside the residence. He found his way to the bedroom and rescued the trapped female from the house at approximately 9:54pm, four minutes after arriving on the scene. While Lt. Ashcraft rescued the female, other members of Engine 51 stretched a hose line to attack fire.

Engine 48 arrived at 9:55pm and assisted with fire attack. Firefighters were also able to rescue a dog inside the residence.

The female was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation and her pet was treated at the scene and turned over to Animal Control.

Great job to these Parker County ESD #1 firefighters, Lifecare paramedics, and Parker County sheriffs deputies for their excellent work!