Two police officers pull man from burning home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Quick action by police officers in the City of Buffalo Friday night may have saved a man’s life.

First responders were called to a house on Ericson Avenue just before 6 p.m., where a man was reportedly still inside. Police officers William Rezabek and Patrick Crowley were first once on the scene.

“They showed up on location. There was a report from a neighbor that there was possibly someone inside. They kicked the door in, and found the occupant on the landing inside the doorway. He was unconscious; he was taken to ECMC,” Buffalo Fire Division Chief Michael Biasillo said. “They did a great job, what more can you say? They quite possibly saved a life, so my hat’s off to them.”

The man’s name and condition haven’t been released. Nobody else was injured in the blaze.

The fire started on the second floor and caused around $30,000 in damage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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