A fire started Tuesday at a home on 6th Street in Sheffield. An off-duty Sheffield police officer, Hunter Danley, saw the smoke and ran into the home to rescue two people who were asleep. No one else lived in the home.
Danley said this was his first time to run into a burning home to save people.
"In a moment like that, you just react and your training kicks in. Our main focus was the people inside, and we were able to get them out safely," Danley said.
Sheffield Police say this home was actually split up into four apartments, but a woman and her son were living there. The woman's son was at school. Her and a friend were rescued from the building. They are not injured, but the home is a complete loss. The fire is under investigation.
The house fire kept portions of 6th Street shut down for hours as Sheffield firefighters fought the flames. They were also able to
get two dogs from the home.
Family members say they will be taking donations for the boy and his mother at Bestway in Muscle Shoals.