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JPD officer saves woman from fire

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Jonesboro police officer is being called a hero after saving a woman from a burning building.

Early Sunday morning, an apartment at the Christian Creek Apartments on West Matthews caught on fire.

Officer Joe Robinson was called to the fire. He said he saw flames coming from the front door and the roof of the apartment.

That's when Robinson said instinct kicked in.

"I could barely see another window at the other side of the apartment," Officer Robinson said. "I ran around there and the lady was there and I just get her in a bear hug and pulled her out and tried to get her away from the fire."

Robinson said he also went back to save the woman's dog.

He received minor burns from the fire.

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