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Garfield Heights residents rescued from house fire after officer's heroic action

No injuries were reported. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Residents in a Garfield Heights home were rescued from a house fire early Tuesday morning by a member of the city's police department.

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According to the Garfield Heights Firefighters Local 340, at approximately 2:40 a.m., a Garfield Heights police officer noticed smoke near East 84th Street. The officer then discovered a house fire after investigating the source of the smoke.

The officer alerted dispatchers and took action to awake the residents inside the house to help them exit safely.

Initial reports suggested that there was a person was trapped on the second floor of the residence.

Credit: Garfield Heights Fire Department

"Thank you to the to C shift personnel that did an excellent job in stopping this fire from progressing any further and keeping it from spreading to the neighboring houses. A special thank you to our mutual aid cities that were there to help: Maple Heights Fire, Valley View Fire, Cuyahoga Heights  Fire, Brooklyn Heights  Fire, Independence Fire, Newburgh Heights  Fire, Bedford Fire, Bedford Heights  Fire and Broadview Heights  Fire," said the Garfield Heights Firefighters Local 340 on their Facebook page.

You can watch bodycam video from the rescue below.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the blaze.

The name of the police officer that sprung to action in aiding the residents of the house has not been released at this time.

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