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VIDEO: Ellisville Police Rescue Elderly Couple From Burning Home

Officers had to improvise to get man out of burning house

December 17, 2018 - 11:08 am

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) — Dramatic body camera video shows Ellisville police saving an elderly couple from a burning home.

The fire happened on Sunday, December 9th at a home on Hilltop Road. Two officers were first to the scene. 

A woman greeted one officer at the door as the fire burned in the kitchen. She left the home when ordered, but her husband was sitting on the bed and couldn't walk without a walker. 

With smoke starting to reach the bedroom, one officer grabbed the man by the legs and the other grabbed him under his shoulders. The two carried him out and, within two minutes, that same bedroom was turning black with smoke. Firefighters soon arrived afterwards.

Check out the full video below: