Deputy Credited With Saving Woman's Life

A Siskiyou County Sheriff''s Deputy saved a woman's life by carrying her from a burning home. Just after Midnight Thursday a structure fire was reported off Highway 3 west of Montague near Golf Course Road. Deputies arrived before firefighters and found the house on fire and full of smoke. One of the residents had escaped out a window and said that a woman was still inside. Deputy Levi Machado broke down the front door and found a semi-conscious woman on the floor several feet from the door. She was in great distress from the heat and smoke, injured, and gasping for air. Machado carried her outside and she soon began breathing on her own. She was taken to Yreka and then flown to Portland for further treatment. She's expected to recover. The house was heavily damaged by the fire.