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Graphic bodycam footage shows deputy rescuing family from burning Springtown house

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office has released graphic bodycam footage from an unnamed deputy helping firefighters and neighbors rescue a family from a burning home.

The fire was reported shortly after 3 a.m. from a home in the 200 block of Kalinga Drive in Springtown, Sheriff Larry Fowler said in a news release.

In the video, the deputy is seen helping neighbors and Parker County firefighters pull family members, including a young boy and girl, from the back windows of the burning house, eventually getting them into an ambulance.

Parker County District 1 fire chief Stephen Watson said eight people were transported to area hospitals for injuries, some to Parkland Memorial in Dallas to be treated for burns.

“I would say four of them had injuries that were very serious,” Watson said.

He said that earlier Thursday, Parkland reported two of the burn victims were in critical condition.

Two of those involved were elementary-school children who escaped the fire and went to a neighbor’s house for help, Watson said. They were treated for smoke inhalation.

The other six were rescued by neighbors and first responders, he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Watson said.

Stephen English covers breaking news for the Star-Telegram. He attended Texas Wesleyan University and has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 30 years.
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