Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Neighbors During House Fire

Woman, Child Taken To Hospital

An off-duty police officer heard a woman screaming for help and rushed into a burning home.

It happened on South Decatur Street near Yale Avenue around noon.

The officer, who is a neighbor, told firefighters that the woman was screaming, “My baby is still in there,” as her home burned.

The neighbor ran into the home and helped get another woman and two children out of the home, the off-duty officer said.

One woman and one child were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

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