A woman and her dog have been saved by the "heroic actions" of two men who pulled them from a burning home in Kurri Kurri.
A 28-year-old man was walking along Alexandra Street about 1.20pm Tuesday when he heard a smoke alarm emitting from a nearby home and saw smoke coming from the back door of the property.
With assistance from a nearby council worker, the pair ran inside to help a 58-year-old woman and her dog from the home which was quickly becoming engulfed in flames.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the fire.
Hunter Valley Police District crime manager Detective Inspector Matt Zimmer said he wanted to thank the members of the public who ran in to save the occupant of the home before the blaze took hold.
"It's the heroic actions of these two men which saved this woman and her dog's life yesterday, and on behalf of all the emergency services involved, we would like to thank this pair," Det Insp Matt Zimmer said.
"Both of these men will be considered for bravery recognition for their actions."
The circumstances surrounding the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
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