Local women on cams
“Sheriff’s office,” he yells, pounding on the door.He swears, coughs and pants in the smoke-filled air.But less than a week ago, on Sunday, as the officer in the video made the rescue, the fire was just beginning.
The fire is only 25 percent contained as of Friday, according to Cal Fire.
Fiery tree branches fall on his car and sparks flick onto his windshield.
Smoke clouds the road ahead, making it hard to see as he’s driving — even with headlights on and his spotlight pointed forward.
Pointing a flashlight into the smoke, he shouts at another officer to figure out where he is — and where the disabled woman and her husband are.
The officers find the woman and his fellow officer, and they lift her into the vehicle. As he’s driving, on a loudspeaker he announces to homes along the road: “Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, this is a mandatory evacuation order.