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Local News November 26, 2015  RSS feed

Officers save lives from fires in Ridgewood and Glendale over the weekend

BY ANTHONY GIUDICE
agiuidice@ridgewoodtimes.com @A_ GiudiceReport


Two officers were injured in a fire in a Ridgewood apartment building on Saturday morning. 
Photo via Twitter/@NYPD104Pct Two officers were injured in a fire in a Ridgewood apartment building on Saturday morning. Photo via Twitter/@NYPD104Pct It was a busy weekend for the 104th Precinct as they saved more than one life from residential fires in Ridgewood and Glendale.

First, two police officers were hospitalized after getting residents out of a burning building in Ridgewood on Saturday, according to the 104th Precinct.

Police Officers Jimmy Vincent and Mark Collins responded to a residential fire at 64-06 Madison St. — a three-floor residential building with six apartments — at about 11:20 a.m. on Saturday morning, police said.

Authorities said Vincent and Collins were the first on the scene and noticed flames coming out of a third-floor window. The officers safely evacuated the entire building and rescued an elderly, wheelchair-bound male from a second-floor apartment.

All residents were evacuated safely without injuries at the time, police stated.

Both Vincent and Collins were removed to the hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation. Both are expected to make a full recovery.

The fire is not believed to be suspicious, but an investigation is ongoing.

Then, on Sunday, officers rescued a cat from a residential fire on 88th Street in Glendale. Officers from the 104th Precinct and FDNY personnel administered CPR on the feline after removing it from the house.