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California IN BRIEF : SAN FRANCISCO : Firefighter Scales Grates for Rescue

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A firefighter who clung to window grates and a drain pipe to make a daring rescue of an 82-year-old woman will be cited for heroic actions, fire officials said. Firefighter Mike Bello scaled two floors of an apartment building Friday, hoisting himself up grates and the pipe to reach a woman who was leaning out a window as fire overtook her apartment building. The woman, whose name was not released, was treated for smoke inhalation.


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