Officer rescues occupants from burning house in Sheboygan Falls (with video, photos)

10:59 PM, May 9, 2013
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Sheboygan Falls Police say a potential tragedy was averted Thursday morning after an officer on a routine patrol discovered a house fire on Chicago Street and alerted a husband and wife who were inside, including one who was fast asleep.

Police Chief Steve Riffel said the officer, Jesse Smith, saw black smoke coming from a home at 730 Chicago St. shortly before 8:30 a.m., and he entered after no one responded to him and a neighbor who were knocking on the door.

Once inside, the officer found a woman, who was unaware of the blaze and had been coming to answer the door. The woman evacuated the home ...

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