Ada police officer saves three men from house fire

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ADA, OK -- An Ada police officer is being called a hero after saving three people from an early morning house fire. The outcome could have been much different for three men Friday if it were not for Ada Police Officer Michael Meeks. After discovering a fire in a residential neighborhood Meeks jumped right into action.

Residents of a home in the 900 block of Beverly St. are thanking Ada Police Officer Michael Meeks. Meeks was patrolling when he saw smoke coming from the roof around 4:00 Friday morning.

"I got out and knocked on the door. No answer. Knocked on several of the windows and someone was finally screaming and hollering back at me," Meeks said.

That is when he told them to go to the front door and busted out a front window.

"While I was trying to kick the front door in both of the gentlemen jumped out the front window," Meeks said.

Around that time he says the Ada Fire Department showed up. Firefighters say the two men said they were the only ones in the home.

"After we extinguished the fire in the kitchen, got it knocked down one of the guys remembered there was somebody else in the house," Allen said.

Ada Fire Captain Joe Allen says they found the third man lying on a bathroom floor unconscious. He has since been treated and released from a hospital. Allen says thankfully all three men are okay.

"If Officer Meeks hadn't spotted the fire it would have been a different outcome. I don't think any of them would have made it out of there," Allen said.

However, Officer Meeks is not taking all the credit.

"Just doing my job," Meeks said. "Just a person in the right place at the right time."

"I'm just proud of him, you know, it's guys like him. It's working as a team," Allen said.

Firefighters say the fire started in the kitchen where the stove was left on.

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