Several Prince George's County police officers are being hailed as heroes after they helped a family get out of their burning home early Friday morning.
Cp. Glen Caradori was patrolling Brandywine Road when he spotted a fire ont he back porch of a home on Symposium Way in Clinton, Maryland, police said. Caradori called for backup as the flames were quickly spreading into the home.
He raced to the house to help and began to pound on the front door to alert the residents. When no one immediately responded, he began to break out window panes to get inside, police said. That's when an adult at the home woke up and alerted other residents inside.
Six people in the home, including four adults, a 10-year-old child and a 3-week-old baby, escaped the house unharmed, police said.
Five other officers who responded to the fire also helped evacuate nearby homes. Siding melted on two of the neighboring homes, police said.
Firefighters responded soon after and quickly extinguished the flames.
No injuries were reported.
The officers were recognized for their actions at a news conference Friday afternoon.
Fire officials say a grill on a back deck started the blaze.