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Bridgeport woman saved from house fire by officer, trooper

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Eric Myczkowiak (Source: Bridgeport Twp. Police Dept.) Eric Myczkowiak (Source: Bridgeport Twp. Police Dept.)
Darrell Wynkoop (Source: MSP) Darrell Wynkoop (Source: MSP)
Corbin Holt (Source: MSP) Corbin Holt (Source: MSP)

A Bridgeport woman was rescued from a house fire by a police officer and state trooper.

First responders were called just after 12 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2855 Germain Street in Bridgeport Township for reports of an active house fire. The 911 caller told dispatchers they could hear someone inside the home screaming for help. 

When a Bridgeport Township Officer and a Michigan State Trooper arrived, they could hear someone inside the duplex home.

“We both went inside the house. We could still hear someone moaning and we couldn’t hear where it was. Officer Myczkowiak and I went into her room together. He was able to locate her on the ground,” MSP Trooper Darrell Wynkoop said.

“We both grabbed a hold of her and dragged her out. And once she was outside she then came to. And everything kinda worked out good then,” said Eric Myczkowiak, Bridgeport Township police officer.

The 56-year-old woman suffered from some smoke inhalation and was taken to Covenant Hospital by ambulance. She was then transferred to Hurley Hospital for treatment.

She has since been released and is recovering at home.

“It’s a good feeling no doubt. I’m just glad that she’s OK at this point,” Wynkoop said.

They say they were just doing their job.

“I think if any one officer was in the situation, they’d be doing the same thing,” Myczkowiak said.

Residents in the other side of the duplex home were evacuated.

The officer and trooper who entered the home were treated for smoke inhalation at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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