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Officers Rush Into Burning House To Save Family

Lake Worth, TX – Lake Worth police officers said they happened to be “in the right place at the right time” early on Monday morning when they saw flames shooting through the roof of an eastern Lake Worth home.

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 30 as the officers patrolled the streets of the sleeping city, KTVT reported.

The Lake Worth Police Department posted on Facebook that its officers spotted a fire in the roof of a home and moved quickly to evacuate the occupants.

Officers notified the City of Lake Worth Fire Department about the blaze and then they rushed to the home and woke the sleeping family, KTVT reported.

The police officers were able to evacuate all of the people and pets before anyone was injured or suffered severe injuries from smoke inhalation, KTVT reported.

The Lake Worth police’s Facebook post said that firefighters had responded quickly to the scene and extinguished the fire.

Nobody was injured during the incident, KTVT reported.

An Oklahoma police officer was hospitalized on Nov. 13 after he ran into a burning home to rescue his own children, KWTV reported.

Seminole Police Officer Anthony Louie arrived home to find his house fully engulfed in flames with his seven-year-old and 14-year-old sons inside.

“When I arrived to the house, they had told me that he ran through the doors, through the TV, through the back glass door to get the kids out,” the officer’s wife, Lureena Louie, told KWTV.

Officer Louie was transported to the hospital after the daring rescue with burns to the right side of his body and suffering from smoke inhalation.

Lureena Louie said that investigators believe an electrical issues started the fire.

Seminole Interim Police Chief Jon Withers praised Officer Louie’s bravery, KWTV reported.

“Even if it’s your family or strangers, going into a burning house, it’s just not natural,” Chief Withers said. “It’s not normal. You really have to have the guts and the bravery to do that.”

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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