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Henderson firefighters rescue teen trapped in chimney

Updated June 15, 2021 - 6:34 pm

Henderson firefighters rescued a teenager who was trapped in a chimney Tuesday morning.

Firefighters spent 30 minutes extracting an 18-year-old from the chimney of a one-story home near Horizon and College drives, according to a Facebook post from the department.

The woman was locked out of her home, and while trying to climb in through the chimney, she got stuck above the flue, according to the Henderson Fire Department. A neighbor called 911 to report that she was trapped.

“Henderson firefighters are trained for confined space rescue and pulled the uninjured girl to safety,” the department said.

Pictures posted by the department showed firefighters working from above and below to pull her to safety, but it was unclear which side of the chimney she was extracted from.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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