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LILBURN, Ga -- There were some frightening moments for a Lilburn mother and daughter when their house caught fire. Flames broke out in the basement of the three story home Wednesday morning but by the time the two women realized it, they were trapped in an upstairs bedroom.


Gwinnett County Fire Fighters
from Station 2 were first on the scene. They said rescues are rare because more often than not, when there is an entrapment, it's too late.

"To rescue somebody out of a building, that would be my first that I've ever done," said Lt. Nick Stipetich, who is a 16 year veteran. "It was a good feeling and I'm glad everybody made it out."

"We saw the young lady hanging out the window waiting for us to come help her," Fire fighter John Pulte said. Pulte and another fire fighter grabbed a ladder and Pulte climbed up. "I got up there and noticed there was a decent amount of smoke in the room."

Pulte said he saw a door to the bedroom slightly open. "I ran over there quick, opened the door a little bit to look out just to see what exactly the conditions were," he said. "As soon as we opened the door we got hot thick black smoke."

Pulte said the younger woman was 6-months pregnant and they brought her out through the window and down the ladder he came up first.

Lt. Stipetich helped the pregnant woman's mother down. "They were happy to be on the ground," he said. "They were a little upset from what they were going through."

The mother and daughter were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for evaluation because of the smoke. They were both released.

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