2 CC Police Officers Injured Rescuing Elderly Resident from Burning House
December 9, 2021
Two Culver City police officers were injured while rescuing an elderly resident from a burning home Monday morning.
The fire was reported about 9:55 a.m. on December 6 at the house in the 10800 Block of Marietta Avenue, according to Culver City Police Department.
"The elderly occupants were unable to exit the residence on their own," said CCPD in a statement. "Two police officers were the first to arrive on scene and realized the front door was locked as the house quickly became engulfed in flames."
The two officers kicked down the door to enter the burning house and managed to lead one of the occupants to safety, CCPD.
Culver City Fire Department units arrived on the scene shortly after and they rescued the second resident before extinguishing the flames and emptying the home of any additional occupants, police said.
The two CCPD officers were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated for smoke inhalation and are expected to make a full recovery. No other injuries were reported in the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, said CCPD.