Mass. officer 'kicks down door' to save residents from house fire

“Only reason we’re alive today is because of a police officer,” said one of the eight displaced residents


By Michael Bonner
masslive.com

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Residents in Somerville are crediting a police officer with saving their lives after a fire broke out in a multi-family home on Bond Street.

According to WBZ, one resident said a police officer went into the burning building and alerted residents to get out early Tuesday morning.

“Only reason we’re alive today is because of a police officer,” the man said told the television station. “He essentially kicked down all three doors to everyone living on the second floor. "Eight residents were displaced by the fire and one firefighter was taken to the hospital for dehydration, the report said.

The neighboring house endured some exterior damage from the fire, which may have been started by smoking materials, the report said.

The exact cause, though, remains under investigation.

 

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