Bystander pulls woman from burning car at Oregon gas station

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Posted: Jul 18, 2015 8:45 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters are crediting a bystander with saving a woman's life when he broke out a window and pulled her from a burning vehicle at an Oregon gas station.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue says the vehicle and a gas pump were fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived Saturday at the gas station in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.

The woman was taken to a hospital to treat non-life-threatening injuries from smoke inhalation. The bystander was treated at the scene for minor cuts.

Battalion Chief Leonard Damian says the bystander's actions were nothing short of heroic.

Fire officials say a gas station employee prevented the incident from escalating by quickly shutting off the main gas supply.