Roy police officer saves male from burning house
Published: January 12, 2014 04:23PM
Updated: January 11, 2014 10:28PM
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| Courtesy Roy Police Department An officer saved a resident from a house fire near 2000 W. 4000 South in Roy Saturday night. The officer and at least one other person were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

A Roy police officer ran through thick smoke and flames to save a male who could not escape a burning house on his own.

People inside the house near 4000 S. 2000 West evacuated after the fire started about 6:30 p.m. Friday, but one person was not able to get out.

The first officer who arrived at the fire ran in, found the male and carried him out — while ammunition in the basement heated up and started going off, the Roy Police Department said in a tweet.

At least one of the residents and the officer suffered smoke inhalation; the officer also had singed the hairs on his head, according to the police. They were both taken to a local hospital.

The house was severely damaged. Investigators have not found what caused the fire yet.

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