Morehead City police officer saves woman from fire

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — A Morehead City police officer pulled a woman from a burning building early Thursday morning, according to Morehead City Fire and EMS Department.

Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 1:35 a.m. Thursday at the 5000 block of Chalk Street.

First responders learned Elizabeth Baugham and her cat, Frank, was still inside the home while on the way. By the time fire crews arrived Officer Tracy Bruno had saved the woman from the fire.

Sgt. Kris Cummings with the police department hailed the officer as hero saying on facebook, “Thanks to Officer Bruno’s quick and selfless action and thinking, she was able to save, and get to safety, Ms. Elizabeth Baugham and her cat Frank.”

It took firefighters from Morehead City, Atlantic Beach and Newport nearly an hour to extinguish the fire.

Morehead City paramedics treated and transported the woman to Carteret Health Care for injuries.

One firefighter received minor injuries from the incident.

Fire and EMS units cleared the scene at 5:33 a.m.

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