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Woods Cross woman honored for saving 2 people from fire
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Jennifer Holmes honored by South Davis Metro Fire - Melinda Williams | Davis Clipper
Jennifer Holmes honored by South Davis Metro Fire - Melinda Williams | Davis Clipper

NORTH SALT LAKE - A Woods Cross resident who was instrumental in getting two people out of a burning mobile home was honored last week by the South Davis Metro Fire Agency.

Jennifer Holmes was passing the Colonial Woods mobile home park at 240 E. 1100 North, in North Salt Lake on Feb. 3 just after midnight, when she noticed the fire on the front porch. SDMFA Chief Jeff Bassett told the agency’s board at its regular monthly meeting in Bountiful.

“She went up to the house and awakened the residents, risking her own life to get them out of the house,” by banging on the front door and windows and yelling for them to wake up, Bassett said.

After finally awakening the two, Holmes called 911.

By time fire crews arrived, the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames.

Bassett played the 911 call in which listeners can hear Holmes repeatedly yelling “get out,” and later asking the two if anybody else was in the home.

For her efforts, Holmes was given the Citizen Life Saving Award.

Holmes, her proud mother, her boyfriend and her two sons attended the meeting, but she chose not to respond to Bassett’s accolades.

“We have some outstanding people in the county. Jennifer went out of her way to help others. Thanks for the effort,” Bassett said.

She will also be honored by the Woods Cross City Council.

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