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Off-duty firefighter rescues woman from house fire in Lincoln County, TN

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Crews battle a house fire in Park City, Tennessee. (Source: WAFF) Crews battle a house fire in Park City, Tennessee. (Source: WAFF)
LINCOLN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

An off-duty volunteer firefighter is being hailed a hero after rushing into a burning home to save a sleeping woman in Lincoln County, Tennessee Friday afternoon.

The house was in the 3000 block of U.S. 431 in the Park City community.

Emergency personnel said Bo White, an off-duty volunteer firefighter from Lincoln County, was driving by and saw the fire. He ran inside, found the woman asleep, and got her out, according to her brother.

"Like a superhero, something or other, he just busted out running through there, kicked the door in and toted her out. I mean, I couldn't have done it. There's no way I could have done what he did," said her brother, Ronald Ashby.

The woman suffered serious burns. She's being treated at a hospital.

The house appears to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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