A sheriff’s officer removed five people from a burning home in Waldorf, Md., Tuesday morning.
An occupant of a townhouse in the 11800 block of Oak Manor Driver called authorities after 3 a.m. to report smoke and fire in the kitchen area. He said he was trapped in his bedroom.
Cpl. William Jackson, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, arrived in minutes, kicked open the locked door and shouted for the occupants, authorities said. Receiving no response, Jackson went inside and upstairs through heavy smoke. He safely removed three adults and children ages 17 and 13 from the house.
Firefighters put out the fire, which was largely contained in the kitchen, authorities said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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