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VIDEO: Peoria police officer rescues man from house fire

Posted 9/24/21

A Peoria police officer helped rescue a man from house fire, officers say.

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VIDEO: Peoria police officer rescues man from house fire

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A Peoria police officer helped rescue a man from a house fire, officers say.

Peoria police received a call stating that the caller could hear someone screaming for help in the 8600 block of west Quail Track Dr., 4 a.m. Sept. 24.

As officers were driving to the call, dispatchers received information that the house was possibly on fire.

When Officer Kyle Trouton arrived on scene, he could see the house fully on fire and was advised by neighbors that there was still someone on the second story balcony in the rear yard.

Flames were filling the house, but Trouton did not hesitate and knew he had to help the resident.

He made his way through the cluttered side yard to the rear yard where he was met with smoke and flames. He located an adult male hanging onto the second story balcony and Officer Trouton told him that he would catch him. The male jumped and Officer Trouton was able to catch him and keep him from hitting the ground.

Thanks to Officer Trouton’s quick actions, nobody was injured in the fire.

Peoria fire fighters arrived on scene quickly and evaluated the resident and worked to ensure the fire was contained, according to a news  release.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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