Police rescue man sleeping in basement of burning house, then save 10 dogs

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TUSCOLA COUNTY (WJRT) (5/2/2018) - Police ran into a burning house in Tuscola County on Tuesday evening to rescue a man sleeping in a basement bedroom.

The fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Sheridan Road in Tuscola County's Juniata Township.

Witnesses reported someone was still inside the house when three troopers from the Michigan State Police Caro Post and an officer from the Akron-Fairgrove Police Department arrived on the scene minutes later.

Police had to force entry into the home. They found a 21-year-old resident sleeping in the basement bedroom and carried him to safety.

Once he was outside, police went back inside to rescue 10 dogs from their cages and get them outside to safety.

A Mobile Medical Response ambulance treated the 21-year-old at the scene and he declined further medical attention.

Investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire and whether the house had functioning smoke detectors.



 
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