Police have rescued a deaf man from his burning apartment in Queensland.
Police officer Constable Jasmine Waller, said they don’t normally go down that street – but when they did, they noticed the unit building was on fire.
“We had to jump to action pretty quickly. We could see through the curtain, the flames were starting to get pretty high up,” Constable Waller said.
“We don’t ever usually go down that street, it’s a dead end, it’s super quiet.”
Bodycam footage shows Constable Waller smash a glass window and yell; “Police! Anyone inside?”
The video shows the room filled with smoke, with flames burning at one end.
The officers realised there was somebody inside, so smashed open the front door, to find the 68-year-old deaf resident asleep in bed.
They woke him up and got him out safely, as fire crews moved in.
Constable Walker said they were in the ‘right place at the right time.”
“We just did what any of us would have done if they saw the same thing,” she said.
The officers and the man were checked by medics, but were not injured.