A volunteer firefighter and three police officers pulled an unconscious man from a fire in Monroe early Thursday morning.
Fire broke out in a second floor bedroom at a 24 Squire Road in the Barn Hill section of Monroe around 2:30 a.m., according to the fire department.
The first volunteer firefighter to arrive and three police officers pulled the man downstairs and out to the front lawn, where Monroe paramedics and EMTs treated him. He fire regained consciousness before being transported to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries are unknown.
A woman and four children escaped on their own and another firefighter carried the family dog out to safety.
The fire was contained to the master bedroom and was put out quickly, but smoke filled the entire second floor of the roughly 3,500-square-foot home.
Paramedics also gave oxygen to a volunteer firefighter, who did not require hospitalization.
The scene was clear as of 4:15 a.m.
The family will likely be able to live in the house fairly soon, according to firefighters.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at the Monroe fire marshal's office is handling the investigation.
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