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Police rescue resident from apartment fire


Photo courtesy of John Havrilek

Volunteer firefighters confer after an apartment fire at the Narrows Inn was extinguished last Friday. A burned mattress, removed from the apartment, rests against the building wall.

Petersburg Police responded to an apartment fire at the Narrows Inn on Friday at 11 p.m. and rescued the tenant from the burning structure, according to volunteer fire department spokesperson Dave Berg. Berg said when the ambulance and engine arrived, police had already entered the structure and pulled a victim to safety.

According to Police Chief Kelly Swihart, Derek Thorsen broke a window to vent smoke, and Kalin Rosse and Carl Tate entered the apartment and pulled the victim out.

The fire victim suffered second-degree burns and smoke inhalation and had collapsed on the floor before he c...

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