Elderly woman saved from home explosion

1:32 PM, Feb 10, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Deputies are credited with saving a woman from a fire on the 5400 block of Jay Road, just outside of Boulder.

At 11:31 p.m., Boulder County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff George found the home on fire after responding to reports of an explosion. A neighbor told the deputy that an elderly woman lived alone inside.

George forced his way in and found 83-year-old Marvyl Holder on the floor in her bedroom.

Her neighbor John Walpole followed George into the residence and helped her out.

Boulder Police Officer Ed Burke, a second responder, helped carry Holder from the residence just moments before a second explosion.

Investigators say the fire was likely sparked by a gas leak. The home is considered to be a total loss.

Holder suffered from only minor smoke inhalation.

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