Body camera video documents rescue from Pleasant View house fire
PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — Newly-released body camera footage captured a dramatic rescue from a burning home early Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Robbie Done with the Pleasant View Police Department was nearby when the call came in before 1 a.m. about the house on Majestic Circle.
Dispatch had told him smoke and flames were coming from the home and there may be people still inside.
“In person, it was really, really intense,” Done said as he sat down and reviewed his response to the fire Wednesday evening.
Done arrived to find a woman outside the front door, sitting on the front steps.
“(She was) fully covered in charcoal, smoke and very confused,” Done said. “I asked if there was anyone else inside the house. She pointed up toward the front door that her husband was in there.”
Pleasant View Police Sgt. Robbie Done was close when a call about a house fire came. His body camera captured a dramatic scene as he and other first-responders scrambled to the rescue…@KSL5TV #KSLTV #Utah
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The sergeant scrambled up the remaining steps and found a man down on the ground, laying on his stomach, just inside the front door.
“I was able to pull him out, down the stairs, where I was met by my other officer, (North Ogden Police Sgt.) Anthony Bersamin, who then took the male and put him over his shoulder and rushed him down to a waiting ambulance,” said Done.
Done returned next to the woman.
He lifted her up at one point and carried her down to Sgt. Brandon Dives, also of North Ogden Police, who then rushed her to another ambulance.
Done said other officers then went around the house, looking for any other possible victims.
They were ultimately able to rescue four dogs, including one that firefighters pulled from the house.
“So, all four animals survived and the two victims,” Done said.
According to a family member, the couple was still in the hospital and recovering from injuries, as of Wednesday night.
While the family member declined to be interviewed, she did wish to express the family’s gratitude for the officers’ — and particularly Done’s — acts of “heroism.”
“A few people are telling me I’m a hero,” Done said. “My family thinks I’m a hero and I’m alright with that, but I’m here for this community to just help and do what I’m supposed to do. I felt I did a good thing. I felt really good helping them, but there were a lot of heroes there besides me.”
Done said everyone deserved credit for their role in the rescue, and he was just glad nobody — including any of his colleagues — lost their lives in a hazardous situation.
“All of us, we worked great as a team and everyone got to go home that night,” Done said.
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