US cops rescue people trapped inside burning car

Five US police officers in Atlanta, Georgia, are being hailed at heroes after rescuing two men trapped in a burning car, local television channel WSB reported.

Footage from the officers’ body cameras show them attacking the fire with their extinguishers, smashing the car’s windows with their batons and trying to help the occupants get out.

“We were so close to the fire we didn’t event think about how hot it was or our safety,” said Atlanta Police Department officer Andre Valentine.

“Our main goal at the time was to get those guys out,” said officer Derek Daniel.

Firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control and to pull the driver and passenger from the car. They were taken to hospital in serious condition.