Officer catches boy who jumped from deadly fire

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A Livermore Falls police-officer will be credited with rescuing two boys by the burning home Tuesday night, police said Wednesday morning.

Fire fighters had been called to the house on Main Street approximately 7 p.m.. The home had been already engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene.


An 11-year-old and a 14-year-old surviving from the household escaped by jumping from the second-floor window, even based on Maine State Police. Some had been injured in the hop also was brought to a medical facility.

Sgt. Vernon Stevens occurred to find that the fire was reported to firefighters,” Police Chief Ernest Steward, Jr. said Wednesday.

Stevens cried to jump, catching the 14-year-old.

Even the 11-year-old jumped and hit on a secondary roof, but is expected to be okay.

Sgt. Stevens experienced minor accidents also. He’s been with the division for nine decades.

This victim’s identity has not yet been published.

The reason for the fire is under investigation.