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Heavily pregnant woman rescued as detectives notice house on fire

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Two police officers have rescued a pregnant woman from a burning home in Sydney's west.

The two detectives from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad were part of an operation at Smithfield when they spotted a house on fire about 5pm yesterday, police said.

They ran into the burning house where they found a heavily pregnant woman in the kitchen overcome by smoke, police said.

They then carried the woman out of the house to safety and called paramedics and firefighters, before re-entering the house to try to put the fire out, police said.

The 31-year-old woman, who is about 38 weeks pregnant, was taken to Fairfield Hospital and has since been discharged, police said.

Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad Commander, detective superintendent Deb Wallace, said the officers had "acted instinctively and put their own lives at risk to save a life".

"We are ecstatic to hear the woman is doing well," she said.

AAP

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