Deputies rescue wheelchair-bound woman, dog from burning Brevard home

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — Deputies rescued a woman in a wheelchair and her dog from a fire, Brevard County authorities said.

Cpl. Dave Jacobs said in a news release that three deputies were called early Friday to a house fire at a Merritt Island home on Lynne Drive.

The news release said Doucette crawled through the heat and smoke and dragged her to safety. He and Deputy Ben Fisher performed first aid until firefighters arrived.

Photos: Woman, dogs rescued from Brevard house fire

The news release said Deputy Robert Bennett found an unconscious dog inside the home, dragged it outside and used an oxygen tank until it began breathing again.

Another dog was carried out and was OK.

The woman's name and condition have not been released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.