Firefighter/police officer helps get Lowell man out of burning home

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – A Baxter Springs police offer/firefighter helps a resident get a Lowell, Kansas man out of a burning home.

Monday morning, May 24, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., fire crews went to a structure fire in Lowell with a confirmed entrapped victim. The Baxter Springs Fire Department, Galena Volunteer Fire Department and Baxter Springs and Galena EMS all responded.

According to the Baxter Springs Fire Department, police officer and firefighter Seth Brown got there first in his patrol vehicle. He went inside the burning home with another person from the home and rescued the victim. The Department says there was significant risk to their own safety.

Brown then performed CPR for four minutes until Fire and EMS arrived. The incident has been turned over to the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office for investigation, so the Baxter Springs Fire  Department can’t release any additional information. KOAM has reached out to the Fire Marshal’s office for more details.

Firefighters put out the second story fire without further incident.

“We would like to commend the hard work of everyone on scene but especially Officer/Firefighter Seth Brown!” states the Baxter Springs Fire Department Facebook page.

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