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Deputy rescues disabled man from burning Lincoln County home

Hovis (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Hovis (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A disabled man was saved from his burning home in Lincoln County Monday morning, thanks to a deputy. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says deputy Seth Hovis was on his way to work around 5:50 a.m. when he heard a call come out about a house fire on Killian Road. 

When Hovis arrived, a woman outside told the officer her disabled husband was inside the home and she was unable to get him out. 

"Deputy Hovis rushed inside the residence, located the 73-year-old disabled man in his wheelchair and carried him down a flight of outside steps to safety."

Hovis then moved the couple's vehicles away from the burning home, which deputies say was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. 

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