Update: Video shows dramatic rescue in Roy house fire

ROY, Utah, Nov. 5, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Roy City Police officers were the first to arrive at the scene of a house fire early Tuesday — just in time to save the lives of three residents and their dog.

The blaze, in the area of 2000 West and 3800 South, was reported at about 1:15 a.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke and flames coming from the home’s attached garage.

“One resident, who was upstairs, was woken by officers banging on the front door” the Roy Police Department posted on Facebook.

“She reported she found her house filling with smoke from the fire she had otherwise been unaware of. She was taken to safety by the officer at the front door.”

Two other residents were asleep in the basement. When they were awakened by the officers calling out at a bedroom window, they realized they were trapped by heavy smoke.

“Because of quick thinking and actions, they and their dog were pulled from the window by officers,” the Facebook post says. “The quick thinking and heroic acts of all officers involved saved the lives of these Roy residents!”

The post concludes:

“We thank our officers who are here for our residents 24/7. We are grateful there were no serious injuries, and everyone in the home is safe.”

Police and fire crews were on scene for roughly two and a half hours, making sure the fire was extinguished and everyone was OK.


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