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Irving officer rescued bedridden man from fire

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IRVING, Texas -

An Irving officer rescued an elderly man and his wife from their burning home.

A woman called 911 at around 2:30 a.m. to report a growing fire in her apartment. The dispatcher urged her to go outside, but she didn't want to leave her bedridden husband.

Luckily, Irving police Sergeant Paul Tong was already patrolling the area and had noticed the smoke.

Sergeant Tong went to rescue the man inside and was met with a wall of smoke.

"I couldn't see him but I could hear him," Sergeant Tong said. "He was several feet inside the room and you could see the bed was on fire."

Sergeant Tong was able to drag the man outside, just as fire rescue arrived. The elderly man was hospitalized with burns on his arms, but is expected to survive. His wife was not injured.

Investigators say the fire started because the man was smoking in bed.

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