Man rescued from burning home

Huntington Police say a handicapped man who was trapped inside a burning home has been rescued safely. (Courtesy: WSAZ)
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- A handicapped man trapped inside a burning apartment building was rescued safely by a Huntington Police Officer.

The building was fully engulfed when our sister station, WSAZ's crews arrived on scene Wednesday morning.

Glenn Nichols, 59, was the man who was stuck inside. He says he didn't even know there was a fire, he just heard people yelling and thought it was maybe a fight.

Corporal John Weber kicked in the front door, telling Nichols that the apartment was on fire and that he needed to get out. Weber put Nichols in his wheelchair and made it out safely.

"It's hard to believe it happened. I hear about it all the time, houses burning in Huntington, but I never though I'd be the one that it happened to. I mean considering everything that's happened to me, I'm doing okay," said Nichols.

There were three other people inside the building. They all got out safely. No one was injured.

Cabell County 911, the Huntington Fire Department, the Huntington Police Department, were on scene.

The Red Cross is helping out residents. The apartment building is a total loss.

There is no word on what caused the fire.