An Easton Police Officer rescued five dogs from a house fire Thursday night on Morning Glory Drive, police said.

Police were alerted to the fire when they received a 911 call on Aug. 25 at about 10 p.m. from a Morning Glory Drive resident that their kitchen was on fire and they were evacuating the residence, police said. The Easton Volunteer Fire Department, Easton Police and Easton EMS were immediately dispatched to the scene.

According to police, the first arriving Easton police officer observed smoke coming from the house and was notified that there were five dogs still inside. The officer entered the house and brought the dogs outside to safety. Firefighters found the kitchen fire and were able to quickly extinguish it.

The officer was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center by Easton EMS for smoke inhalation and subsequently released.

The Easton Fire Department was assisted by the Fairfield, Long Hill and Weston fire departments.

The fire is still under investigation by the Easton Fire Marshal’s Office.

Reader-submitted photo from the scene at Morning Glory Drive in Easton where a police officer rescued five dogs from a house fire on Thursday evening.
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