CHICAGO (STMW) — Two police officers working in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood overnight just may have saved the half-dozen residents of the building from serious injury by waking them up to alert them to a fire in the building then escorting them safely outside.

At approximately 2:55 a.m., Calumet District officers Brian Rix and Jason Toliver were on routine patrol in the 200 block of West 109th St. when they observed smoke, then flames, coming from a second floor window of a building, a release from police News Affairs said.

The officers quickly get into the home through a front door, and were able to awaken all the occupants. The officers then safely escorted five adults and a young child from the burning building as fire department personnel and assisting units arrived on the scene, the release said.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire was unknown as of later Saturday morning.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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