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Elderly couple rescued from fire

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Somerset police were called to a fire at a home on Read Street Friday night.

The initial call came stating an elderly handicapped man was trapped in the basement.

Two police officers were first to arrived on scene, they tried to get in the front door, but the smoke was too heavy. They went around the back of the home, called to the elderly man and was able to guide him to the door until they could get a hold of him and pull him out.

The elderly man and his wife made it out safely they were rushed to the hospital to be checked out and they are expected to be okay.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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