Body cam video shows girl’s rescue from burning house
Body camera footage shows how an Everman police officer helped rescue a teenage girl after he rushed to a home engulfed in flames Wednesday night at a Fort Worth home.
Fire crews and Everman police arrived at the house, in the 1800 block of Beacon Way, about 11:45 p.m. The 13-year-old’s mother and father escaped from the home, but their daughter was still inside.
Body cam footage obtained KXASTV (NBC5) shows Sgt. Jimmy Combs run to the girl’s bedroom window with a flashlight and break the window as he tries to get in.
“Come to my light, come on, sweetie,” Combs can be heard saying to the teen.
He stripped his gear and entered the home, but the heat and smoke were too intense for him without protective gear, Everman police said in a Facebook post. He suffered minor burns on his wrist, the post said.
As Fort Worth firefighters arrived, Combs helped firefighter Mike Flores as he went in through the window to rescue the girl. Flores handed her to Combs, and they took her to the front yard and performed CPR. After three minutes, she began breathing on her own, the post said.
The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where she was last reported in serious condition, according to NBC5. Her parents were also taken to Parkland.
Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire.