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AKRON -- A police officer is being called a hero after risking his life to save a person trapped inside a house that was on fire.

Akron fire crews were called to1922 Adelaide Boulevard just before 2 A.M. Tuesday. The Akron police officer was first to arrive and pulled the man from the home that was quickly filling with smoke.

The victim was transported to a hospital nearby, no word on his current condition. No other injuries have been reported. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire that appeared to have started in the basement. The fire is still under investigation.

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