Ocala Police officer lauded for pulling man from home engulfed in flames

An Ocala Police officer is being praised for saving a man from a burning home on Friday night.

Officer Jordan Pagano responded to a 911 call about a possible house fire in the 900 block of NW 9th Street house and when he arrived, he found a 62-year-old man inside the home, which was engulfed in flames. Pagano pulled the man to safety and he was then transported to UF Health Shands Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the cause hasn’t yet been determined.