Man rescued from burning Warminster home by cop dies

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A man who was rescued from a burning home by a passing police officer in Warminster, Pa. has died. (WPVI)

A man who was rescued from a burning home by a passing police officer in Warminster, Pa. has died.

Robert Hill, 56, passed away over the weekend. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Warminster Police Officer Andrew Simkiw was on patrol, working the overnight shift, when he smelled smoke around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

He ran up to the house and discovered Hill unconscious on the front porch.

Simkiw rescued him from the approaching flames. He and another officer performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Investigators say the fast moving blaze was ruled accidental by the fire marshal, having started in the kitchen.

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