By Laura Haefeli

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — An Elk Grove police officer rescued a driver last week from a car fire after a single-vehicle crash.

Officer Jarred Houston was just hours into his shift last Tuesday morning when a call came over the radio for a car on fire. The veteran officer arrived at Sheldon Road and Waterman Road to find the driver of the vehicle trapped in the car.

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Using his baton, Houston smashed open the passenger side window and pulled the man to safety. Despite what it looks like, Houston says he’s not a hero.

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“What it was was instincts and training. If somethings going on… get to it. Figure it out, get a solution, and solve it,“ he said.

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The driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be ok. As for Officer Jarred Houston, he went right back to work.