Death of Anne Heche: Star was trapped in a burning house for 45 minutes


Anne Heche was trapped in the Los Angeles home where she crashed her Mini Cooper for 45 minutes as it burned, records reveal.

NBC4 released time-stamped audio files of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s response to the late actress’ Aug. 5 crash in the Mar Vista neighborhood on Thursday, Page Six reported.

“Given the intense fire and smoke conditions, it was not that you could clearly see into the vehicle or access it clearly,” Deputy Chief Richard Fields told the media at the scene.

According to the tapes, the LAFD arrived at 11.01am that day and realized within seconds that a person was ‘stuck inside the vehicle’ – although Fields clarified the dispatcher was referring to Lynne Mishele, the owner of the house at the time.

While the firefighters estimated at 11:18 a.m. that there were no other victims, Heche was spotted at 11:25 a.m., “pressed against the floor” and “inaccessible” in her car.

“The location of the person in the vehicle was not in the driver’s seat, but on the floor of the passenger seat,” Fields said Thursday.

Heche was pulled out of her car alive at 11:49 a.m., then “assessed” and “loaded” onto a stretcher, records show.

The Los Angeles Police Department obtained a warrant to test Heche’s blood, and news broke days later that she was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the accident.

The Six days, seven nights The star fell into a coma after the crash, with her rep revealing on August 11 that Heche had “suffered a severe anoxic brain injury” and was “not expected to survive”.

The call me crazy The author had previously expressed a desire to “donate her organs”, so she was kept on life support to determine if she was compatible.

Heche died on August 12.

“Today we lost a shining light, a kind and very joyful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend,” her rep said in a statement at the time.

The Daytime Emmy winner, who shared sons Homer, 20, and Atlas, 13, with Coleman Laffoon and James Tupper, respectively, will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Contestant Tony’s children picked the venue, telling Page Six in a statement last month that the site is “beautiful, serene and she will be among her Hollywood peers.”

This article originally appeared on Page Six and has been reproduced here with permission.


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