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Roy police officer saves male from burning house

Published January 12, 2014 4:23 pm

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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.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

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