Vision has emerged showing the heroic efforts of police officers who saved a grandmother from a burning house in Perth’s south-east.
Vision has emerged showing the heroic efforts of police officers who saved a grandmother from a burning house in Perth's south-east.
The dramatic scenes — including officers leaping fences and plunging into choking smoke — played out on Hemingway Drive in Camillo at about 7.30pm yesterday.
The grandson of 54-year-old Dianne Weller had just moved in with her. His father told 9News he saw the flames and feared the worst.
"I didn't even know he was at a mate's at that time, so I was just praying more than anything," he said.
"Makes your heart knot up."
He praised the "miracle" police work that got his mother-in-law Ms Weller out of the besieged backyard.
Ms Weller was today too shaken to speak on camera, but told 9News she'd been enjoying a drink outside when she heard a loud popping from the front of the house.
Fire investigators said the responding police acted as "proper heroes".
Ms Weller's house is insured but she said she had lost a lifetime of family photos and possessions.
Fire investigators said an extension cord wedged under the metal leg of her recliner created a hotspot after several months.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/house-fire-perth-police-officers-rescue-grandmother/fde609c8-8824-42e3-85c2-4b6763965a83