Deputy hurt saving homeowner from garage fire - WNEM TV 5

Deputy hurt saving homeowner from garage fire

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Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office

Officials say a Michigan sheriff’s deputy was hurt trying to save a homeowner from a garage fire.

It happened about 3:18 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of Sandalwood Drive in the city of Rochester.

The 64-year-old homeowner told police he and his son were at home when they heard the smoke detectors go off. He looked in the garage and saw black smoke.

The man’s son began moving vehicles out of the driveway, and when deputies arrived, they found the homeowner trying to enter the garage which was fully engulfed in flames. The first arriving deputy went into the smoke-filled garage, grabbed the homeowner and told him to get out.

The homeowner was trying to get his 2006 Harley Davison motorcycle out of the garage, police said.

Even though there was debris falling from the ceiling of the garage, the deputy was able to get the homeowner away from the fire to a safe location.

However, while trying to get the homeowner out of the garage the deputy fell and hurt his leg. He suffered scrapes to his shin and cuts to his knee.

The homeowner also suffered minor burns to his forehead.

The cause of the fire under investigation.

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