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Rescue caught on camera: Atlantic City police officer saves teenager, 4 pets from house fire

Officer Riley Flynn says he jumped into action by kicking in the front door and entering the smoke-filled home.

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2024, 9:21 PM

Updated 16 days ago

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An Atlantic City police officer saved a teenager and pets from a house fire.
Officer Riley Flynn was patrolling North Maryland Avenue in Atlantic City when he says he noticed commotion outside a house.
According to Flynn, he spotted smoke and a person hanging out of a second-floor window.
Flynn says he jumped into action by kicking in the front door and entering the smoke-filled home. He then says he raced up to the second floor and helped lead a 17-year-old girl outside.
He didn’t stop there. Flynn then went back inside the burning home and rescued the family’s three dogs and one cat.
The Atlantic City Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. They say it originated in the kitchen.
Officer Flynn and the teenage girl were treated on the scene.
Atlantic City Police Chief James Sarkos praised Flynn for his heroic actions.


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