Brave officers rescued pregnant woman from house fire

TWO officers who rescued a heavily pregnant woman from a burning building in Sydney's west this week will be recommended for bravery awards.

The detectives, attached to the Middle Eastern Crime Squad, were midway through an operation when they saw a house on fire in a nearby street.

Both men ran into the home and found a pregnant woman overcome by smoke in the kitchen.

They carried her to safety, phoned the fire brigade and returned inside to extinguish the blaze with a fire hose.

The 31-year-old woman, who was about 38 weeks pregnant, was treated in hospital and has since been discharged.

Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Deb Wallace, said the officers should be proud of their actions.

"These officers acted instinctively and put their own lives at risk to save a life," Det Supt Wallace said.

"We are ecstatic to hear the woman is doing well."



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