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Clinton Township police wake sleeping man, rescue him from burning house

Posted at 10:19 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 23:13:50-05

When a 911 call came in that a house was on fire in Clinton Township - both police and fire crews rushed to the scene. The police arrived shortly before firefighters and just in time to make a potentially lifesaving difference.

When police pulled up to the house on Glenwood, not far from 15 Mile and Gratiot they saw flames coming from the roof.  There was also a truck parked in the driveway.  They immediately feared someone was inside.

“The second floor was going pretty quick,” said Officer John Kuehn, of the Clinton Township Police. “The first floor was starting to fill with smoke pretty good.”

They started knocking on window after window.

“I knocked on the front door, and I saw the homeowner,” said Officer Broc Setty. “When Officer Kuehn told him his house was on fire he had no idea.”

“He came outside. He looked up it was just complete shock and awe,” said Officer Steven Wietecha

Police say they did not hear any smoke alarms going off in the house.  The man told them he was in a deep sleep, until he heard their knocking.  He knew that the smoke could have easily overcome him as he slept, had officers not arrived when they did.

“We are just doing our jobs. That is what we are here for,” said Officer Setty.