Pasco police officer saves man from fire

A Pasco police officer went into a burning east Pasco home Thursday morning to help a man with medical issues safely get out.

Pasco police Officer Adam Wright was on patrol in the area, so he was able to quickly get to the house at 1919 E. Parkview Blvd.

A 7-year-old boy and 22-year-old man already had gotten outside before police arrived, said Capt. Patrick Henrickson of the Pasco Fire Department.

But a 62-year-old man was inside and fire crews still were on their way.

Wright went inside and helped the man outside to safety.

The boy had been playing with a lighter in one of the three bedrooms, and caught the bedding on fire, Henrickson said.

No one was hurt in the blaze that started around 7:40 a.m.

Henrickson said one bedroom was gutted and the rest of the manufactured home had smoke damage. Firefighters from Kennewick and Richland helped with the fire.

The $76,300 home is owned by Highland Meadows LTD Partnership, according to county records.

A police officer on the scene said the family had relatives in the area who they planned to stay with.