ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — An elderly woman is in serious condition from smoke inhalation after she was rescued from a house fire in Essex Tuesday night.

Three police officers who arrived at the scene are also in serious condition from smoke inhalation as well.

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Baltimore County Fire Department tweeted out that a rescue was underway at around 8:30 p.m.

Neighbors saw smoke coming from the home at around 8:30 p.m. and were the first to enter and rescue the elderly woman on the ground.

They reportedly broke down the door and pulled the woman out.

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The three police officers, who arrived on the scene before firefighters, went into the home to try and extinguish the fire in the back bedroom.

A volunteer fire company went into the home’s basement and were able to rescue the pets inside the home.

The officers have been released from the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.

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