Police officers are being called ‘heroes’ after recently rescuing residents from a house fire.
Officers in Columbus, Ohio, responded to a call in the Hilltop neighborhood when they noticed a house on fire nearby.
Police officers arrived on scene and successfully helped evacuate four people from the home, according to the Columbus Division of Police Facebook post. (SEE the video at the top of this article.)
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The fire, which broke out around 4:15 a.m., is believed to have started after the home’s porch caught fire, as SWNS reported.
The officer went towards the burning building to save the people in the house. (SWNS)
The bodycam video shows a police officer running toward the house in flames.
“We need more police officers like these guys.”
The police officer can then be heard asking if there were more people inside as he tried to help civilians out of the house.
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One rescued woman was taken to hospital.
She is in critical condition and is being treated for burns and excessive smoke inhalation.
The officer found a resident of the building who came out of the house and asked if anyone was still in the house. (SWNS)
Since her arrival, Columbus police have confirmed her condition has improved, SWNS said.
Police said the courage of the officers on duty saved lives.
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“Their courage and quick thinking saved lives today – it reminds us all of the selflessness and dedication our officers show day in and day out,” the department said via Facebook.
One officer joined another officer in the building to assist in the evacuation of more residents from the house fire. (SWNS)
The post has attracted more than 100 comments and reactions on the social media platform, with many praising the officers for their life-saving actions.
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“We need more cops like these guys,” one user wrote.
Another said: “What a hero.”
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Brittany Kasko is a lifestyle production assistant at Fox News Digital.