Anthony Louie, a police officer in Oklahoma, lived by this nightmare.
Louie was working a shift on the Seminole Police Department on Friday when he and one other officer responded to a report of a fireplace at Louie’s house, Seminole Police Chief Jon Winters instructed CNN.
Two of Louie’s sons, ages 7 and 14, had been nonetheless inside, Winters mentioned. Louie was in a position to rescue his kids, however was badly burned within the course of.
Fortunately, the remainder of Louie’s household wasn’t injured. The two sons he rescued had been unscathed and Louie’s third little one was at one other member of the family’s house, Winters mentioned. His spouse, Lureena Louie, had simply left the home to go to work.
Louie stays within the hospital, the place he’s being handled for his accidents.
“The house isn’t completely burnt to the ground, but it is a total loss,” Winters mentioned. “There’s smoke and water damage throughout the entire home.”
Withers instructed CNN the reason for the fireplace is not identified but, however that the state fireplace marshal’s workplace is investigating. Seminole is situated about 60 miles west of Oklahoma City. The metropolis’s inhabitants is 7,041, in line with the US Census Bureau.
Withers mentioned Louie’s household and your complete police division are touched by the sheer quantity of donations and calls they’ve obtained.
“It’s very overwhelming,” Wither mentioned. “But it’s comforting to know, with the amount of support that we’ve received, that (his family) will be able to recover. I know he’s looking forward to coming back to work, and it’s nice to know that our community has our back.”
“We are so thankful that Officer Louie is ok after his heroic act of service. We never know what type of call we will respond to when we are on the job,” the division wrote in a Facebook publish.