Police officer helps victims from burning house, keeps flames from spreading

A Seattle Police officer helped people — and a few pets — escape the flames and removed a burning rug from a smoky house fire near 32nd Ave E and E Thomas Wednesday afternoon.

According to East Precinct radio, the police officer alerted dispatchers around 12:30 PM that she was escorting people from the house and had removed the burning rug preventing the flames from spreading. According to dispatches, the officer apparently saw the house fire while on patrol in the area. Damage was reportedly limited to smoke damage thanks to the quick response.

Seattle Fire was called to the scene to assess the situation and continue the fire response.

We will confirm details as they become available.

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