The image above shows the damaged caused by the fire. (photo source Bellmawr PD)
BELLMAWR NJ (March 13, 2017)--The Bellmawr Police Department has applauded Patrolman Kevin Lokaj for his quick actions on Sunday rescuing a resident from a house fire.
The department released the following prepared statement regarding the incident;
Sunday, March 12, Bellmawr Police Officer Kevin Lokaj was on patrol and observed heavy smoke in the area of Colonial Rd. at Midway Lane. As he drew closer to the area, he located a residence that was engulfed in flames on the left side. He notified Central Communications and then began to check the home for occupants. After a delay, a female came to the door and she was completely unaware of the fire because she was asleep. Both she and her dog were safely evacuated from the structure and the scene was turned over to the Bellmawr Fire Department. Ptl. Lokaj should be commended for his actions, which most likely prevented the woman from sustaining serious injury or worse. Great job Ptl. Lokaj!
source Bellmawr Police Department