Flint Police Department recognizes officers who rescued man from burning house

Flint firefighters battle a house fire in the 2700 block of Wolcott Street.
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FLINT (WJRT) (2/13/2018) - The Flint Police Department is publicly recognizing three officers who rescued a handicapped man from his burning house last week.

Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, officers arrived at the residence in the 2700 block of Wolcott Street and noticed flames inside. Officer Rodney Hall found an unlocked window and saw an incoherent may lying on a bed.

Hall and an undercover officer who was not identified helped lift Officer John Boismier through the window. He picked up the bedridden man and passed him through the open window to the other officers waiting outside.

The resident, who was not identified, and the officers all were treated for smoke inhalation.

The Flint Fire Department arrived soon after the rescue. By then, flames had consumed much of the main floor and spread into the attic.

Firefighters conducted an aggressive interior attack to knock down most of the flames within 20 minutes of the fire being reported. They searched the house for more victims, but didn't find any more.

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