Emergency crews had an unusual rescue Tuesday, from a north Fresno elevator.
Just after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning firefighters were called to an urgent care clinic near Fresno Street and Herndon, with reports of people trapped in the building's elevator. But when they arrived, they couldn't get a response from anyone inside.
Fearing the worst they chose to open up the elevator doors with special tools, and turns out, it's good that they did.
Battallion Chief Chuck Tobias of the Fresno Fire Department said, "The woman that was inside there with her husband, she had some extensive bleeding and had collapsed onto the floor by the time we were able to open the elevator doors. Had she been in there for any extended time beyond what it took to rescue her, there could have been life-threatening injuries."
The woman was transported to a hospital, where's she expected to survive. This was the second call in 24 hours regarding that elevator, but the earlier incident had resolved itself before crews arrived on scene.