ROCHESTER, New York (WPVI) -- A family saved by the heroic efforts of a police officer got a chance to say thank you.
A fire tore through their home in Rochester, New York on Sunday night.
Luckily, Officer Samuel Algarin and his partner were just a block away on patrol.
They raced to the scene to find six children and their aunt trapped on the roof.
Seeing the house fully engulfed in flames, the officers used a trash can to help bring the family down safely.
The family says they don't know how this would have ended if the officers did not respond so quickly.
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Officer rescues 6 children, their aunt from New York house fire
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