Police Officer Rescues Residents From House Fire

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    The lights had just come back on in a Montgomery County, Md., neighborhood when fire ripped through a house on the block. (Published Monday, Aug 29, 2011)

    The lights had just come back on in a Montgomery County, Md., neighborhood when fire ripped through a house on the block.

    Around 8 p.m. Sunday, a Prince George's County police officer saw smoke coming from a home in the 1600 block of on Parham Road in Hillandale.

    The officer put his shirt over his face and raced inside to tell the residents to get out.

    Firefighters found a fire mostly confined to the basement, with a few flames spreading to the rest of the house.

    During all of this, two police officers -- including the one who entered the home to alert the residents -- were injured and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation by Montgomery Fire and Explosive investigations.

    There was some smoke and water damage to the rest of the home.