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Two police officers have been describing how they smashed down the door of a burning building, risking their own lives, to rescue two men and a two-year-old boy.
They were driving through South Norwood yesterday morning, when they saw the emergency.
Liz Wickham has the story:
The Croydon Borough commander has paid tribute to the bravery of the two police officers involved in the South Norwood fire rescue.
One of the police officers, who helped three people from a burning building in South Norwood yesterday, has described how he and his colleague became involved in the rescue.
Two police officers have rescued two men and a two-year-old boy from a burning flat in Croydon.
DS Mick Woollard and DC Neal Pryce, both from the Metropolitan Police's Road Death Investigation Unit at Catford, were on South Norwood High Street at 11am, when they spotted the fire in a flat above a shop.
The officers broke down the door of the flat and helped to get the three people inside to safety. One of the men and the child were treated in hospital for the effects of inhaling smoke. Neither were serioulsy hurt.