According to the department, Officer Evans, who was the first officer and emergency responder on scene, arrived at a house fire near the intersection of Slater Avenue and Bullock Street just before 3:30 Monday afternoon.
When he arrived, he found a woman who was unresponsive inside the doorway of the home.
He then went inside and carried the woman to safety.
She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery.
"I was just out doing my job. I was in the right place at the right time," said Officer Percy Evans Jr. "Something just came over me and was like, 'I need to get her away from whatever was to come. The smoke or fire.'"
.@FayettevillePD Officer Percy Evans responded to a structure fire and pulled an unresponsive woman laying in the doorway to safety. Tonight on #ABC11: he walks us through his heroic actions plus heartfelt words from the victim’s father. pic.twitter.com/T9ftE9K1xQ— Akilah Davis (@DavisABC11) March 8, 2019
"We really want to thank him for saving my daughter's life," said George Norris. "He responded so quickly and got my daughter out of there."
Officials have not determined what caused the fire.