PINSON,AL (WBRC) - A Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputy is being called a hero after hedragged a woman to safety from a burning house early Saturday morning.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a house fire just after 7:00 a.m. in the 300 block of Gemini Circle in Pinson. Upon arrival, Deputy Jeremy Comans saw heavy smoke coming out of the front door and fire coming out of the rear window. Deputy Comans found Morris Greg and his 15-year-old granddaughter in the front yard disoriented. The deputy asked if anyone else was in the house and Greg stated his wife was in the living room.
Deputy Coman went into the house and found 66-year-old Sarah Greg lying in the living room floor. She was incoherent and motionless. The deputy took Greg by her left arm and the back of her shirt and dragged her from the living room through the front door. Mr. Greg had tried to get his wife out but could only get her as far as the living room before being overcome by smoke and fatigue.
Center Point Fire arrived on the scene, administered first aid and extinguisted the fire. Sarah Greg was transported to St Vincent's East. Her husband Morris Greg had minor injuries and did not seek medical attention. The granddaughter was not injured.
The fire appeared to have started in a bedroom at the rear of the house, likely from a cigarette, according to Center Point Fire officials.
"I am very proud of Deputy Comans actions and very pleased this family is going to be okay," stated Sheriff Mike Hale. "It is likely he saved a life. He is very humble going about his job but that is the fact of the matter."