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Dunn police officers save apartment residents from fire

Posted February 3, 2016

— No one was injured in an apartment fire in Dunn that prompted a response from five fire departments.

The call for the fire at 607 W. Broad St. came just after 2 a.m., officials said. The structure is a home that was converted into six different apartments, and all the residents were displaced because of the fire.

Residents said they were woken up early in the morning by pounding on their doors – by two Dunn police officers. The two officers were patrolling the area, spotted the flames and arrived within minutes to alert the residents of the building.

Firefighters said the flames were extinguished around 4 a.m.


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  • Donald Holder Feb 3, 2016
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    I listened to this last night on my scanner, those guys sure were working hard for hours. I'm thankful that no one was injured. There were a few residents missing but they located them elsewhere.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 3, 2016
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    What a brave thing for these officers to do! Instead of waiting for the Fire Department to arrive, they helped these residents get out before the situation got worse. They deserve a raise (which they won't get) and a commendation (which they may get). It's nice to know that they're willing to go above the call of Duty.