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Florida officers describe rescue of child from burning house on ‘Fox & Friends First’: ‘They never gave up’


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A Florida sheriff applauds his deputies after saving a 9-year-old boy from a house fire, saving his life in no time.

FLORIDA SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SAVE A CHILD FROM A BURNING HOUSE

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister and his deputies Alexander Maldonado and Kevin Reich joined “Fox & Friends First” recalling the heroic act that saved the child’s life.

“It’s their quick actions, their bravery, the fact that they never gave up on this child, trying to give him every chance to survive,” Sheriff Chronister told co-host Todd Piro. “It is their heroic actions that are the reason this child is alive today.”

“You can talk about all the training, the tools, the equipment, but it’s their big heart, the fact that they never gave up, that’s why we’re celebrating a win today,” he said. he continued.

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The house fire took place in Seffner, Florida on Thursday evening. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were told a child was still inside the house, already engulfed in flames.

Sheriff’s deputies in Seffner, Florida rescued a child from a burning house Thursday night.
(Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

Maldonado and Reich were able to break a window, enter the house and save the young boy.

“Alex is the one who located the boy just inside the bedroom,” Reich said. “I could hear him from across the residence that he had located the boy, and at that point we went to work and made sure we got him out of there safely. “

“This room was completely full of smoke,” he continued. “So every minute counts at this time. Every second counts.”

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The child’s mother was also at the scene, as deputies raced to find her son.

“She was crazy,” Maldonado recalled. “She was screaming. In fact, she was trying to get inside the house.”

According to Sheriff Chronister, the child is “progressing very well” and should make a full recovery.

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