A dramatic video shows heroic police officers and firefighters in Frisco, Texas, rescuing a teenager trapped inside his home by an out-of-control fire.
The Jan. 30 incident started as a kitchen fire and quickly spread throughout the home, blasting out windows and sending black smoke billowing into the air.
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It took just minutes for police to arrive on the scene; officers immediately yelled through the front door to try and find the 15-year-old, but he was trapped upstairs and could not exit, KDFI-TV reported.
After firefighters arrived, rescue personnel moved from the front of the house to the back. Once they located the teen, they were able to get a ladder up to him and pull him out of the house.
“Alright, bud,” a firefighter proclaimed while bringing the boy down from a ladder. “You alright, buddy?”
He then affirmed, “You’re alright,” as officials comforted the distressed teen.
The inferno grew so fierce at that point that first responders had to knock down the fence in the backyard to escape, according to KDFI-TV.
Thanks to the brave emergency workers, the teen was checked at a local hospital and released the same day.
Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland and Frisco Police Chief David Shilson commended the firefighters and police who took part in the rescue. Shilson noted that the personnel “train tirelessly” to help the public.
Piland also spoke to their incredible commitment.
“This rescue demonstrates the commitment our firefighters have to save lives under the most dangerous conditions,” he said.
We’ll leave you with a video of the entire rescue:
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