- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana police officer says he only hesitated for a moment before putting on a gas mask and rushing in to rescue a man from a burning home.

North Vernon police Sgt. Andrew Richmond and other officers arrived at the home Wednesday night to find flames shooting more than 10 feet above the roof.

Richmond tells The Tribune of Seymour (https://bit.ly/1sanzHj ) a neighbor told officers a man had gone inside the house and not come out. Richmond says two officers saw a man inside but couldn’t reach him because of smoke.

That’s when Richmond put on the mask, went inside and pulled the 39-year-old man to the front door.

The man soon revived and was taken to a hospital for observation.


Information from: The (Seymour) Tribune, https://www.tribtown.com

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