A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pulled a woman from a burning garage in Compton early Saturday morning, police said.
Three deputies responded to a report of a fire in the 600 block of South Bullis Road about 1:40 p.m., according to a Sheriff's Department account of the incident.
The officers came upon a garage engulfed in flames and saw a man trying to break through a wall of the structure with a shovel. The man told the deputies there was a woman inside.
Deputy Jesus Hernandez used the shovel to pry loose some of the wall's wooden slats as another deputy, Javier Flores Jr., tore away the loosened slats, according to the department. The third deputy, Jaime Juarez, reached into the garage and pulled the 46-year-old woman out.