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January 27, 2004

Lee County - Two quick-thinking Lee County deputies are hailed as heroes for rescuing a disabled woman from a burning house.

Corporal Stacy Shreaves and Captain Donnie Spillers responded to a fire call at this house on Calusa Court Monday morning.

Vicki McMath's oven had caught fire. McMath, who recently had back surgery, fell while trying to put it out. The deputies dragged her from the smoke-filled kitchen. Chief Deputy Dennis Parker, says, "It's unusual that we get involved in rescue, usually the firemen get to the scene to rescue the people out of the burning buildings. But, this time it was the deputies that got here first."

Parker says McMath did the right thing. If you are unable to move, stay low because smoke rises, but the best thing to do is to escape from the fire. McMath is recovering and doing fine.

posted at 4:50PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com