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Orlando Police save 6 year old girl


Five Orlando police officers rescued a 6-year-old girl, her father and the family's dog from a house fire early Thursday morning.

Police were initially responding for a well-being check, arriving shortly after 5 a.m. at a home on Betty Street, north of East Colonial Drive between Bumby Avenue and Coy Drive.

But when officers got there, the house was on fire.

Five officers went in and rescued the girl, her father and the family's dog.

The dad was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The daughter was initially taken to Florida Hospital South in stable condition, but Orlando police said around 10:20 a.m. that the girl was being transferred to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

"We have no information to release about her condition and no further updates at this time," Sgt. Wanda Ford, of the Orlando Police Department, said.
The Orlando Fire Department's arson unit has begun investigating what started the fire.

"The Orlando police officers acted quickly, put themselves in harm by entering a house on fire and without hesitation saved the lives of the child and her father," said Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane.

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