FREDERICK — Two police officers in southwestern Oklahoma are credited with rescuing a family of five — including three children — from a house fire.
The children include a 12-year-old wheelchair-bound boy, a 2-year-old boy and a 3-month-old infant.
Frederick Police Chief Rick Guill says Sgt. Tim Duncan and Officer Monico Segovia were able to get the family out of the burning home about 3 a.m. Wednesday. He says Duncan was driving home from duty when he saw smoke coming from the house.
Duncan beat on the door — then kicked the door in as Segovia arrived to help get the five out of the home. All seven were treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital and released.
Guill says it appears the fire started accidentally behind a chimney in the home.
Information from: The Lawton Constitution, http://www.swoknews.com