Three police officers injured after trying to save child from burning home
STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Three police officers are recovering after they tried to rescue a young child from a burning home in rural Angola Thursday morning.
Around 12:24 a.m., two police officers got word of a house fire at 4275 W. 100 N. It was reported that a 3-year-old boy was inside the burning home.
When officers got to the home, they found two men outside.
The father of the boy was outside and was yelling that his son was inside his bedroom.
Troopers along with a Steuben County Sheriff's Deputy and Angola Police officer tried to get inside.
Because of the level of the fire, head and smoke, officers weren't able to find the boy.
At 12:40 a.m., Angola Firefighters found the boy alive and unconscious in another part of the home.
The child was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital.
The Indiana State Police Trooper was treated at an Angola hospital for smoke inhalation and was released early Thursday morning.
The Angola officer was also treated and released from an Angola hospital for smoke inhalation as well as a cut to his hand.
The deputy was taken to an Angola hospital but was then transferred to a Fort Wayne hospital for some inhalation.
The fire remains under investigation.