WTF: Woman rescued from a chimney in California [photos]!/HuntingBigfoot/status/523931710489387008

Well, maybe we’re making up the part about the sleigh and reindeer, but the part about woman stuck in a chimney did happen today in Southern California:

Firefighters extricated a woman from a chimney in Thousand Oaks. Photo via @VCFD_PIO.

— KTLA (@KTLA) October 19, 2014

More from KTLA:

Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

The county Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team was called to the scene. Photos posted on Twitter by the VCFD showed firefighters on the roof of the house as they worked to reach the woman, who was conscious during the rescue.

And the woman is currently under arrest for “illegal entry and giving false information to law enforcement officers”:

Woman jailed after being rescued from chimney at Thousand Oaks home

— Rich and Alex (@kvtaspeednews) October 19, 2014

As we wait to learn more about this real-life “Grinch, here are some pics of her amazing (and destructive to the home) rescue:

Another shot from entrapment call. Chimney flue was lubricated with dish soap prior to hoisting patient

— Capt Mike Lindbery (@VCFD_PIO) October 19, 2014

#ThousandOaks #entrapment @VCFD firefighters work to free woman trapped in chimney. Reported 6 AM

— Capt Mike Lindbery (@VCFD_PIO) October 19, 2014

#ThousandOaks #entrapment FFs have reached the conscious victim. Extrication expected soon.

— Capt Mike Lindbery (@VCFD_PIO) October 19, 2014

Exit question: How much “dish soap” did they need to get her out?



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