Deputies rescue mother, daughter from Lauderdale Lakes house fire

American Red Cross helps family

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor
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LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. - Deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office rescued a mother and her disabled adult daughter from a house in Lauderdale Lakes on Tuesday. 

The fire started when the mother, who had just started cooking, left the kitchen to check on her daughter, deputies said. When she returned, smoke was already coming from the top of the range hood and a fire was burning inside of it. 

That's when the mother left the house to see if a neighbor could help get her daughter, who uses a wheelchair, out of the house safely, deputies said. 

However, when the pair returned to the house there was too much smoke for them to go inside the house. That's when the mother decided to go in alone.

As she was going inside, deputies arrived at the house and were told that the mother and daughter were inside, deputies said.

Deputies Steven Kolano and So Hyon Kim  then rushed inside the house and pushed past the thick white smoke to get to the two women, deputies said. 

The deputies were able to find the women and pull them out. 

Soon after, the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue firefighters arrived and put out the fire, deputies said. Paramedics also treated the deputies and women for smoke inhalation.

The American Red Cross is helping the mother and daughter secure housing.

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