5 police officers released from hospital after Airmont fire

Five police officers have been treated and released from the hospital after they were injured in a Airmont fire this morning.Ramapo police were first on

AIRMONT - Five police officers have been treated and released from the hospital after they were injured in a Airmont fire this morning.

Ramapo police were first on the scene and went into the house on 20 Darby Road in the Airmont section of Ramapo shortly after 10 a.m. The officers had received a report that someone might still be in the house, and they decided to go in before the fire department arrived. The officers that went inside discovered that no one was trapped and that everyone had gotten out safely.

Fire officials say the officers took in heavy smoke and had to be taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Fire crews were able to contain the fire to one room and put it out quickly. Inspectors say there was more smoke than flames, and there was not significant damage to the building. They are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Ramapo Police Chief Peter Brower says the officers will take a few days off and be back to work early next week.

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