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Anna Police Save Three People From House Fire

April 12, 2018 - 3:24 pm

ANNA (KRLD) - Two police officers in the Collin County town of Anna are being recognized for saving three people from a house fire on Thousand Oaks Drive. 

Officer Brandon Blair and Sergeant Steve Williams were nearby when the 9-1-1 call came in about the house fire, and they arrived on the scene before firefighters. While they were initially told that everyone had made it out of the home, Anna Police Chief Jeff Caponera says that was not the case.

"They saw that there were two small kids inside the house, so they rushed in," Chief Caponera said. "One of the officers grabbed the kids and another adult female and rushed them out the back door while the other officer tended to the fire."

That officer used a fire extinguisher to attack the flames coming from an electrical fire in the home's dishwasher. All three people inside the home were treated at the scene when emergency medical personnel arrived. 

Chief Caponera says he's proud of the bravery the officers showed during that dangerous situation.

"They knew what they had to do," he said, "and they put their own safety at jeopardy to go in and save somebody they didn't know."

The Anna City Council recognized both Officer Blair and Sergeant Williams during their meeting on April 10th. They both received a commemorative coin and commendations from the Mayor and City Council. 

"We have a great group of officers," Chief Caponera said. "They're all selfless officers and I couldn't be more proud."