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Anne Heche death: Horrific details revealed in firefighter radio recordings

Radio recordings obtained from the Los Angeles Fire Department reveal grisly details about the rescue of actor Anne Heche after she crashed her Mini Cooper into a home on Aug. 5, igniting an inferno.

Heche, 53, died from smoke inhalation and burns, according to a coroner’s report that ruled her death an accident. Heche was in a coma for a week before being pronounced brain dead and taken off life support on Aug. 14 after a compatible organ recipient was found.

Records obtained by NBC Los Angeles revealed that firefighters at the scene of the crash were initially confused about whether there was someone in the car that needed saving. The time-stamped recordings show that it took over 45 minutes for Heche to be rescued from her burning vehicle.

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It took firefighters at least 20 minutes to access Heche’s car and determine someone was inside, and at least another 20 minutes to pull the car out from the burning building to rescue her, the records showed.

“Given the heavy fire and smoke conditions, it wasn’t that you could clearly see into the vehicle or clearly be able to access it,” Deputy Fire Chief Richard Fieldstold NBC Los Angeles.

Fields said that it was “difficult for us to just see each other on the inside of the working structure fire.”

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According to the fire department, Heche crashed her car into a home in Mar Vista, Los Angeles around 10:56 a.m. The first fire engine arrived at the scene at 11:01 a.m., records show.

Within seconds, dispatchers relayed a report that someone was trapped in the car within the burning house.

“There is a

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