WATCH: 2 cops rescue severely burned man from house fire in Henry County

A Henry County police officer and a Henry County deputy rushed into a house fire Thursday to save a man.
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A Henry County police officer and a Henry County deputy rushed into a house fire Thursday to save a man.

Two police officers rushed into a burning home in Henry County to save a man before paramedics and firefighters arrived, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Body camera video of the rescue was posted to Facebook by the Henry County Police Department. It shows Henry County police Officer Alex Maddox along with Henry County Deputy Justin Benefield rushing into the house fire on Thursday around 8:30 p.m.

When they arrived at the house off River View Court in Hampton, they found a father on the home’s porch spraying water into the house from a garden hose and saying his 21-year-old son was trapped inside.

“Where ya at. Where ya at,” they can be heard saying on the video. “Get on the floor. Give me your hands.”

The video shows the deputy and officer drag the man, who was screaming in pain, out of the home that had smoke bellowing from its windows.

He sustained burns on 30 percent of his body, and he remains at Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, the department said.

“Officer Maddox and Deputy Justin Benefield both went above and beyond, risking their own lives to save someone else,” the department said in the Facebook post.

Channel 2 reported that the power was shut off at the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials told Channel 2 they believe a candle or some other open source of heat may have started it.

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