A police officer in California is being hailed a hero after his quick response to a fiery crash likely saved the life of a woman.

Dash cam video shows Officer Armando Rodriquez running to the driver's side of the vehicle at the crash site just west of Los Angeles, battling smoke and flames before managing to pull the female driver from the burning car. 

Rodriguez told firefighters who quickly arrived at the scene that the driver was the only person in the vehicle.