MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Body cam video of a police officer in western Wisconsin running inside a burning house over the weekend is going viral.
The Chippewa Falls Police Department posted the video on its Facebook page on Monday morning. By the afternoon, the video had more than 16,000 likes and 600 shares.
The video shows dash cam and body cam video of officer Craig Mantzke responding to a house fire Friday night in Tilden, which is a few miles northwest of Chippewa Falls.
The video shows Mantzke’s squad car pulling up on 124th Street to a house that is “fully engulfed” in flames.
Mantzke immediately runs inside, braving smoke and flames, to see if anyone was in the burning home.
While it’s not seen on the video, the family dog was able to escape the fire when Mantzke opened the door, police say.
The family wasn’t home when the fire started.