SALT LAKE CITY (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Fire officials say five construction workers saved a woman whose car crashed hundreds of feet down a hill in Salt Lake City and burst into flames.

Salt Lake City Fire spokesman Jasen Asay says the 33-year-old woman came to a scenic overlook near Capitol Hill about 7:15 a.m. Friday, but ended up plummeting down a steep embankment.

Asay tells The Salt Lake Tribune the construction workers used hammers to pry open the door and pull her from the vehicle.

“They’re the heroes in this,” Asay told the Tribune.

Officials say she was conscious but had a seatbelt burn and singed hair when she was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Asay says fire crews were quickly able to extinguish the small field fire the crash started.

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