Police officer saves family from house fire

[Courtesy: Twitter of Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley - @LtFoley]

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — As police and fire officials continue to investigate what sent a home up in flames early Sunday morning, a Hartford police officer is being praised for saving the family inside.

According to police, a fire sparked at the home at 68 School Street, just after 4 a.m. on Sunday. Officer Fierravanti was first to arrive on scene, and when he did, he acted fast, police said.

Officer Fierravanti ran down the side of the house to the back door, where he located the family. They were not able to open the back door. Then, after confirming nobody else was inside the home, authorities say he kicked open the door and got the family out.

Police say Fierravanti then escorted the family and the family’s dog to safety, as the home was burning.

Hartford firefighters arrived on scene and quickly put the fire out. No injuries were reported, according to police. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley gives kudos to Officer Fierravanti and the Hartford Fire Department.

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