Ohio cop rescues woman from fire, suffers smoke inhalation


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Neighbors say a central Ohio police officer heroically rescued a woman from the second floor of a burning duplex, then collapsed on the street and had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the officer arrived before firefighters and broke down the door on the vacant side of the duplex to rescue the woman when she had trouble escaping through a second-floor window.

A police spokeswoman told the Dispatch that the officer was treated at a hospital and released. His name wasn’t immediately released because his family hadn’t been notified.

No one else was hurt in the fire on the city’s south side Thursday night. Neighbors helped catch five young children who jumped from the porch roof before firefighters arrived.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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