UPDATE – ACTUAL MEDIA STATEMENT FROM LT. MARK MELLYN OF THE BPD:
On Tuesday February 2nd at approximately 3:16 a.m. the Barnstable Police were dispatched to 844 Shootflying Hill Rd. in Centerville regarding a house fire. The reporting party, a paper delivery person, informed police dispatch that he could see flames in the window of the home.
Officer Marcus Cunningham arrived on scene first and also reported seeing flames inside the home through the front bay window. He attempted to gain access to the front door, but it was locked. Cunningham then went around the side of the home, gained access to an attached sunroom and discovered an interior side door that was unlocked.
Officer Nelson Souve had arrived on scene shortly after Cunningham and went to his location to assist. Despite the fire and heavy black smoke that came barreling out of the home when they opened the side door, both officers went inside and located an unconscious 69 year old woman on the kitchen floor.
The two officers then carried the unconscious female out of the house, set her down near the driveway and began to tend to her medical needs along with Officer Michael Lima and Officer Gustavo Eloy. The four officers then moved the victim to a location across the street due to the heat and heavy smoke that was pouring out of the home, making it
difficult for them to treat her. The officers continued to administer rescue breaths to the still unconscious woman until Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department arrived on scene and took over her care.
While being treated by COMM Fire rescue personnel, the female regained consciousness and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. She was later moved to a Boston area hospital for further medical treatment concerning the smoke inhalation she had suffered as a result of the fire.
The above four police officers were later evaluated and treated for smoke inhalation at Cape Cod Hospital and then released this morning.
INITIAL HN REPORT:
CENTERVILLE – As you will see and hear in the following HN Video, at around 3:15a.m. this morning, police and firefighters were dispatched to 844 Shootflying Hill Road for a house fire reported by a passerby who observed flames in the window. The first two police officers on scene rushed into the burning home and located an unconscious woman, who appeared to be approximately in her 50s, early 60s… (her age has not yet been officially confirmed). Police officers pulled the woman outside and away from the smoky fire where they immediately began life saving efforts. As you will see in the HN Video, Chief Michael Winn of the COMM Fire Department, describe the victim’s condition as being “serious.” The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. Four Barnstable Police Officers were also transported to Cape Cod Hospital to be evaluated for smoke inhalation.
This developing story and HN will provide updated official details as soon as they become available.
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