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Sheriff’s deputies in Seffner, Florida rescued a child from a burning house Thursday night.
When Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at a home completely engulfed in flames at 10:48 p.m., neighbors stood outside in the yard and shouted at deputies, telling them a child was still there. inside.
Deputies then entered the home by breaking a window, finding a 9-year-old boy inside, according to the sheriff’s department.
Deputy Kevin Reich and Deputy Alexander Maldonado asked the child to get as close to the window as possible, and they were able to grab him and pull him out the window.
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The child is in critical condition due to smoke inhalation, and the child’s mother and owner have been taken to a local hospital.
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Sheriff Chad Chronister said he was extremely proud of the deputies after they rescued the child.
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“I could not be prouder of the swift actions and bravery these MPs showed, never giving up until they were able to get the child to safety. It is thanks to their heroism that this young boy made it out alive,” Sheriff Chad said. Columnist. “Law enforcement officers are often the first to respond to any emergency scene, so we must always be ready to step in and help. These deputies have never hesitated. They are true examples of what means to be a hero.”