Dec 28, 2010 10:44 PM by Ariel Wesler

Deputies make daring rescue during house fire

Two San Luis Obispo county sheriff's deputies are being hailed as heroes tonight after a daring rescue.

Deputies John Pozdolski and Bill Miller arrived on scene before firefighters. They ran into a burning house in Los Osos to rescue a disabled man trapped inside. The fire started just after midnight Monday in the 1900 block of 10th Street.

"We were contacted by the fire battalion chief that was on site. He advised our watch commander that were it not for the actions of deputy Pozdalski and Senior Deputy Miller, that man most certainly would have died," Sgt. Aaron Nix with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department.

The deputies were treated for smoke inhalation and are back at work. The man they rescued is being treated at the Fresno Burner Center. Another woman escaped without any injuries but four of her pets died from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters say a plug strip overheated, igniting the fire.


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