Firefighters rescued a woman who was stuck headfirst down a chimney for almost an hour at a home in Paradise Hills Sunday, fire officials said.
The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. when the San Diego Police Department responded to a report of a domestic issue at on the corner of Allegheny Street and Flintridge Drive.
While officers were responding to the scene, they received an update that a one of the people involved had become lodged in the chimney. Police requested firefighters for further assistance, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief Tommy Charpentier.
Crews from San Diego fire, Chula Vista and National City all responded to help in the rescue of the woman stuck in the chimney.
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Crews arrived and confirmed the woman was stuck headfirst with her feet up in the chimney mid-way down, Charpentier said.
The woman's head was about 6-feet off the ground and she was 8 or 10 feet from the top of the chimney. Crews tried to breach the wall from the inside and they also had crews on the roof with a tripod, rope and a winch system to rescue her, Charpentier said.
Rescue crews eventually pulled the woman out from the top and put her in a basket to get her off the roof, and was then transported to a hospital.
SDPD said the woman was was stuck in the chimney for about an hour. Charpentier said it took about a half hour to extricate her and a little more time to get her off the roof.