NEW INFORMATION: Police video shows officer rushing toward burning home, searching inside

Courtesy: Chippewa Falls Police Department
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Chippewa Falls police say one of their officers helped free a trapped dog at the scene of a fire that destroyed a house Friday night.

On Monday morning, the Chippewa Falls Police Department released a video on its Facebook page, which shows images from a squad car and the body camera worn by Officer Craig Mantzke. The department responded to the fire on 124th Street, north of Chippewa Falls, around 8 p.m. Friday. The video shows the car driving up to the scene, and Mantzke running toward the burning house. It also shows Mantzke searching inside. At the end of the clip, it says Mantzke broke into a door to let the dog escape. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.

There was no word over the weekend on a cause of the fire. A message left for the Tilden Fire Chief around 10:20 a.m. Monday was not immediately returned. You can see the video by clicking on the link on the right side of this story.



 
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