61 year old Willie Cherry was saved from this home by a Polk County Sheriff's Deputy and a Scenic Loop Fireman.
Deputy and Fireman Rescue Elderly Man From Burning Home, LIVINGSTON, August 15, 2017 - At approximately 9:30 pm on August 15, 2017, a house fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, 223 Pull Tight Road (right off Mangum Road) along with Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Allegiance Ambulance Service. Deputy Teddy Sims was one of the first emergency personnel on the scene. Sims went into the home. According to Sims, the smoke was so heavy he could hardly see or breathe. Sims located the homeowner, 61 year old Willie Cherry. Sims and a fireman whose name is Miguel (sorry, don't have last name) were able to help Cherry (a hospice patient) out of the house and into an ambulance. Cherry was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. The fast response from the Scenic Loop Fire Department saved Cherry's home. The cause of the fire is not known, but remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We've since been informed that the Scenic Loop Fireman's full name is Miguel Martinez.
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Polk County Sheriff Deputy, Teddy Sims (pictured) and a Scenic Loop Fireman pulled Willie Cherry from the burning home.
Mixi, Molly, and Heidi were on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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