Video: Calif. deputy drives through raging wildfire to save elderly couple By:

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By Amanda Spence

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EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — A sheriff’s deputy is being hailed a hero after saving an elderly couple during the Mosquito Fire.

According to ABC 10, the couple called from an evacuated area saying they were stuck inside the fire line and didn’t have a way out. A deputy drove his cruiser through the fire line to rescue the couple and their two dogs. But before the deputy could leave with the couple, the fire had spread and there was a lot of smoke – making visibility difficult.

The deputy had to stop the cruiser and flames touched the cruiser at one point. However, winds quickly shifted and the deputy was able to proceed safely.

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