According to new audio files obtained from the Los Angeles Fire Department, actor Anne Heche was stuck in her car for over an hour before being rescued at the scene of the catastrophic incident that killed her last month.

The videos, obtained by NBC Los Angeles, show firefighters searching for Heche's body for 24 minutes after arriving at the site and then taking 25 minutes to extract her from her automobile, which was stuck in the back wall of a private property.

Prior to the incident, the actor was seen on film crashing into an apartment building's garage.

 She was also caught speeding on another street in the West Los Angeles neighbourhood and had bought a wig from a Venice hair parlour.

According to the audio recordings, LAFD arrived on the scene at 11:01 a.m. on Aug. 5, five minutes after Heche crashed, and a dispatcher can be heard immediately saying, "There is a person trapped inside the vehicle."

At 11:18 a.m. another firefighter conveyed that there were “no patients at this time.”

Due to visibility concerns, LAFD Deputy Chief Richard Fields stated there was some uncertainty regarding who was injured at first.

A woman was inside the home during the crash but wasn't injured, CNN reported.

"Heavy smoke and fire circumstances make it tough for us to simply see each other on the inside of a working structure fire."