2005-06-03 / Community

101 Cops Roust Residents, Save Them From Fire


Two patrol officers from the 101 Precinct acted swiftly on Wednesday night to save at least a dozen people from a fire in their apartment building at 364 Beach 56 Street in Arverne. Police Officers Rich Brady and Jimmy Duncan were on patrol when they saw thick smoke flames coming from apartment 4A on the second floor. The two cops rushed into the building and began banging on doors, moving out the tenants who live nearby the fire apartment. The smoke was so thick that the cops took the 15 residents too the roof and then down another stairway to the street. “We’re not heroes,” the cops told a reporter at the scene. “We were only doing our job. Fire Department sources say that the first call on the fire came into the 911 system at 8:25 p.m. and that the fire was declared under control at 9 p.m. Nobody was hurt in the fire. Pictured, PO Duncan and PO Brady at the scene after the fire department responded. Two patrol officers from the 101 Precinct acted swiftly on Wednesday night to save at least a dozen people from a fire in their apartment building at 364 Beach 56 Street in Arverne. Police Officers Rich Brady and Jimmy Duncan were on patrol when they saw thick smoke flames coming from apartment 4A on the second floor. The two cops rushed into the building and began banging on doors, moving out the tenants who live nearby the fire apartment. The smoke was so thick that the cops took the 15 residents too the roof and then down another stairway to the street. “We’re not heroes,” the cops told a reporter at the scene. “We were only doing our job. Fire Department sources say that the first call on the fire came into the 911 system at 8:25 p.m. and that the fire was declared under control at 9 p.m. Nobody was hurt in the fire. Pictured, PO Duncan and PO Brady at the scene after the fire department responded.

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