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West Bend Police Officer Saves Men from Burning Home

On Wednesday, December 28 at 11:04 PM the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at 5523 Silver Lake Road in the Town of West Bend. The fire was reported by one of the homeowners, who indicated that he and his 83-year-old father were inside the residence and becoming overcome by smoke. The caller said that he was awoken by the smoke detectors going off and a significant amount of smoke in the house.

The first arriving officer on scene was a West Bend Police Officer who found that the house was fully engulfed in flames. The officer heard calls for help from the homeowners. He responded and found a 52-year-old man inside the doorway of the home who told him that his 83-year-old father had collapsed inside the home. The officer pulled the 83-year-old man to safety.

The 83-year-old Town of West Bend man was transported to St Joseph’s Hospital by West Bend Rescue for smoke inhalation as well as burn related injuries. The other homeowner was transported as well for smoke inhalation. All three have been released.

The West Bend Police Officer was treated and released from St. Joseph’s Hospital for smoke inhalation.  

The blaze took several hours to control. The house and its contents are considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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