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Officer credited with saving family in fire

Quick action and an alert eye by South Boston Senior Patrol Officer T. W. Bush is being credited with saving a family and their pet from a house fire that could have been much worse.

According to a South Boston Fire Department spokesperson, firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the roof, bedroom and bathroom of the house located at 813 Marshall Avenue in South Boston. 

South Boston Fire Department responded to the house fire after Bush reported smoke coming from the roof.

Bush was conducting community policing when he discovered the blaze and immediately had the occupants and their dog exit the home for safety.

 According to a fire department spokesperson, nine South Boston firefighters arrived on the scene at 12:26 p.m. with three trucks. Firefighters remained on the scene until 2:13 p.m. extinguishing the flames.

 The cause of the fire is unknown, the spokesperson said.

 The house, valued at $65,000, sustained  $10,000 in damage, he said.