The officer was joined by Lt. Wesley Owens, an off-duty firefighter who said he spotted the smoke while driving to work and came back to help. Owens told WWBT the officer reported the fire and rushed into the house, helping a woman and a man out.
Outlets say firefighters were able to distinguish the blaze and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Update (~530a 7/16) 8 Stanley La, Colesville, single family house; Cause, accidental, undetermined; Area of Origin, enclosed porch, used as storage; Damage, ~$400K; 75 @mcfrs FFs on scene; 2 occupants were assisted/rescued prior to arrival of FD units; no inj; 2 adults displaced pic.twitter.com/5qbPdVADmG