WELD COUNTY, Colo. - A sheriff's deputy broke down the front door of a mobile home that was on fire and with the help of a police officer and a nearby citizen, rescued a senior citizen overnight.
Firefighters were called to a structure fire on Turner Boulevard in Weld County just before midnight on Monday. Callers told dispatchers there were flames and smoke coming from a mobile home where a woman lived.
Before firefighters arrived, a Weld County Sheriff's deputy broke down the front door.
Officials said the deputy found a 68-year-old lying on the floor by the door.
With the help of a Firestone Police officer and an unnamed citizen, the three got the woman out of the mobile home, took her to the front lawn and started CPR.
When fire personnel arrived, they took over performing CPR and transported the woman to the hospital. She is listed in critical condition, according to Mountain View Fire Rescue.
The cause of fire is under investigation. The mobile home is a total loss, officials said.