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Police Officer Rescues Couple From Burning House

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas police sergeant and a neighbor are being credited with pulling a disabled man to safety from a burning house.

North Las Vegas fire Capt. Cedric Williams says the rescuers had to leave the man’s wheelchair behind while they carried him out of the smoky living room a little before 3:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The single-story wood frame house near Tropical Parkway and Lawrence Street was destroyed.

Williams says the man and his wife were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but they weren’t hospitalized.

He says a smoke alarm awoke the woman, and she discovered flames in a back room.

It’s not clear yet what sparked the fire.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 

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