Off-duty Baltimore paramedic rescues woman from burning building

Right place, right time.

That was the case of an off-duty Baltimore paramedic who recently saved a woman from a burning home in northeast Baltimore. Fatima Hawkins spotted the fire on 36th street before first responders arrived.

Hawkins rushed through the thick smoke, found the woman, and brought her outside. The woman received oxygen before medics transported her to the hospital.

Hawkins said she just did what came naturally to her.

“Someone is in there and if I don’t do something quickly, they might die,” Hawkins said. “If I can do something without hurting myself, then I’m going to do it.”

The victim is in the hospital and there's no word on her condition.
 

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