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Men rescue elderly woman from burning Kailua cottage

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 05, 2014

~~<p>A Kaneohe Marine and another man pulled a 96-year-old grandmother from her burning Kailua house Wednesday morning as the blaze progressed rapidly, destroying her cottage and another behind it.</p>
<p>&quot;They had to drag her out,&quot; said Linda Holt, a neighbor who lives across from Violet Schmidt, who with her grandson and granddaughter lived in the two cottages at 606 Kaha St. &quot;She was in shock. She just stood there frozen.&quot;</p>
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A Kaneohe Marine and another man pulled a 96-year-old grandmother from her burning Kailua house Wednesday morning as the blaze progressed rapidly, destroying her cottage and another behind it.

"They had to drag her out," said Linda Holt, a neighbor who lives across from Violet Schmidt, who with her grandson and granddaughter lived in the two cottages at 606 Kaha St. "She was in shock. She just stood there frozen." Login for more...



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