Firefighters from the Orlando Fire Department saved a woman’s life earlier this week after she became trapped inside of a burning, overturned vehicle near Narcoosee Road.
On Monday, May 16, around 11 p.m., OFD firefighters responded to the area of Northlake Parkway and Narcoossee Road to a vehicle that was engulfed in flames.
According to OFD, the flames were producing so much heavy smoke that the victim had difficulty breathing. While the crews were working, an OFD lieutenant placed his mask onto the patient’s face while she was still trapped in the vehicle.
Crews doused the vehicle with water continuously as the flames reignited and were eventually able to cut the trunk, remove the rear window, and free the woman.
The woman was air lifted to Orlando Health with injuries, but is expected to survive. According to authorities, the woman only had seconds to live if it were not for the lieutenant’s quick actions in providing her with the air pack.