He ran to the residence, fearing someone was trapped inside.
"He heard the resident from behind the door asking for help. He was trying to open the door. Officer schilf immediately reacted, kicked down the door, and the resident was behind the door," said Sgt. Darin Ryburn from the Burbank Police Department.
Schilf pulled the 66-year-old man to safety, but three cats inside the home were lost in the fire.
A fourth cat was rescued and is expected to survive.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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