PSLPD Officer Sent to Hospital After Smoke Inhalation During Residential Fire
Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- A PSLPD Officer was sent to the hospital after smoke inhalation during a residential fire this morning.
At approximately 9:01am, PSLPD responded to a residential structure fire in the 3200-BLK of SE Hub Ct.
Upon arrival, Officer Lodwick observed heavy smoke coming from the residence and made contact with the homeowner inside the house who advised a bedroom was on fire. The homeowner had attempted to put the fire out but was unsuccessful and had burnt rubber on her shoes and soot on her face.
Officer Lodwick retrieved his fire extinguisher and went back inside the residence but was unable to reach the fire because of heavy smoke.
The St. Lucie County Fire District responded and extinguished the fire preventing further damage to the house.
Officer Lodwick was treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation. Police checked on him after being released from the hospital and he was all thumbs up after being cleared to return to work.
The homeowner was treated on scene and was thankful for all the first responders who assisted on scene.
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