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Five police officers drag man out of burning house

Five police officers who rushed into a burning house at Rossmore to save a man trapped inside had to be taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation afterwards.

The officers were among a number of emergency services personnel who responded to reports of a fire at a care home in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Smoke was billowing from the home on Emmetts Farm Road, Rossmore, when the officers from Liverpool Police Area Command arrived on the scene.

Police say the officers -– all men – acted quickly after being told that one person was inside the home.

Three sergeants and two constables entered the home, crawling on their hands and knees, to locate the occupant, a 25-year-old man, unconscious in a bedroom.

The man was physically dragged from the home where he regained consciousness.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

Police used a garden hose to extinguish the blaze, which had caused significant damage to the home.

The five officers were all treated for smoke inhalation at Liverpool Hospital and have now been released.

A crime scene was established at the home, and detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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