Four Los Angeles police officers who were injured Tuesday after rushing into a burning home in Sylmar to rescue a trapped person were treated for smoke inhalation and released.
The person they rescued was taken to a hospital, critically injured with smoke inhalation, according to the Los Angeles fire and police departments. The victim is expected to survive, police said.
The blaze was reported shortly before 9 p.m. at 13654 Brussels Ave., the fire department said. When firefighters arrived, the one-story home was well involved with fire, the department said.
More than 40 firefighters knocked down the blaze in less than half an hour, authorities said. The cause has not been determined, but officials said the home was filled with “excessive personal storage.”
One of our fundamental duties is safeguarding lives & property, and tonight 4 LAPD Mission Officers bravely entered a burning home to rescue a trapped & unconscious victim. Please keep the victim & injured officers in your thoughts and prayers as they recover from their injuries https://t.co/TKVPkpRz13— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 11, 2018
July 11, 11:35 a.m.: This article was updated with details on the officers’ conditions.
This article was originally published July 10, at 11:30 p.m.