2 police officers taken to hospital, dog dies after fire in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A dog is dead and two police officers were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in New Bedford overnight.
Firefighters responded just before 12 a.m. Tuesday to the Roosevelt Apartments on County Street.
Upon arrival, a fire was seen coming from a fourth floor apartment.
Five residents were rescued, including a young mother and infant, said the New Bedford Fire Department. None of those residents were injured.
Two police officers were taken to St. Luke’s Emergency Department for evaluation. Another two officers were treated at the scene.
Several cats were also rescued from the apartment building.
American Red Cross is helping displaced residents, but it wasn’t immediately known how many.
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