3 Manchester police officers called heroes after pulling people out of burning building
MANCHESTER — Three Manchester police officers are being hailed as heroes on Thursday after alerting and pulling people out of a burning home overnight.
The home on Cypress Street was completely engulfed in flames at about 3:15 a.m.
"I woke up at about three in the morning to the sound of smoke alarms and cops banging on the front door," a man who lives at the house told NH1 News. "Probably if they were even five minutes later I feel like we'd all be dead."
Officer Martens arrived and broke down the door when he and Officer Fleming and Officer Charest saw one of the residents, Timothy Carr, 35, and he told the officers that there were other people inside sleeping.
The officers were able to remove a window and pule out another resident, David Provencher, 34.
Jonathan Nickerson, 32, and Janessa Flood, 31, were also removed from the building.
Officer Martens was treated for smoke inhalation but no additional injuries were reported.
(Martens, Fleming, Charest)