UPDATE: The deputy has been released from the hospital. No word yet on the status of the other two people taken to the hospital.
SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Three people were injured and taken to the hospital following a house fire in Sarasota, according to a tweet from Sarasota County Government.
The fire happened Friday just after 10 p.m. on the 2600 block of 24th Street.
Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier said a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Deputy was first on scene and rescued a woman from the burning home.
“We did find a deputy that was able to pull out a victim upon arrival,” Regnier said.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Twitter page, the deputy was being treated for smoke inhalation as a precaution. Regnier also said a bystander was also being evaluated for injuries.
The fire is still under investigation.
Check back for updates.