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Firefighter: "training kicked in" when pulling woman from burning home

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Firefighter Bryan Williams helped pull Judy Hinnant to safety during a fire at a home in Hampstead. Firefighter Bryan Williams helped pull Judy Hinnant to safety during a fire at a home in Hampstead.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The woman who was pulled from a burning trailer earlier in February in Hampstead has been released from the hospital. The fire ripped through a trailer in the 150 block of Lea Drive in Hampstead.

WECT talked to Hampstead firefighter Bryan Williams who pulled Judy Hinnant from the burning trailer. He said he broke through a window in the trailer and saw Hinnant lying on a bed unresponsive. Williams said he and two firefighters from Sloop Point, Ryan Johnston (Deputy Chief) and Justin Page (firefighter) grabbed her and hosted her out the window to safety.

According to Chief Lanier with the Hampstead Fire Department, fire rescues are rare. In fact, in his 30 years at the station, he said crews have never had to rescue someone from a burning home.

Williams told us he relied on his training.

Still no word on the cause of the fire, which officials said started in the kitchen.

The home is a total loss.

Chief Lanier says multiple dogs and cats were inside and died during the fire.

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