07/15/11 166 W - + 1 - 2 Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Woman at House Fire

WTVD reports in this story about an off-duty firefighter that rescued a woman from a burning house in southern Wake County this morning. He and 14-year-old son were visiting family members when they smelled smoke. The off-duty Raleigh firefighter, who declined to be interviewed, located the fire at 4141 South Mountain Drive. On the second floor of the house, a woman was banging on the window. He persuaded the woman to exit the window, and borrowed a neighbor's ladder to help her escape.

Fairview, Garner, and Fuquay-Varina fire departments responded to the fire, that was reported around 9:30 a.m. Arriving units found heavy fire on the second floor of the two-story, wood-frame structure with 1,902 square-feet. Built in 1997. The fire took about 20 minutes to place under control. Water shuttle operations were utilized and the units on scene included Fairview E3, E2, E1, E8, Tanker 7, Tanker 6, C2, Garner E2, E3, R2, Tanker 12, Tanker 7, B1, C2, Fuquay-Varina E2, Tanker 3, Tanker 4, B1.

Great job by the off-duty Ral Lt for helping make the grab
Mike - 07/15/11 - 22:08

NBC17 video story, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/jul/15/6..
Legeros - 07/16/11 - 00:56

A.C. Rich - 07/16/11 - 12:12

Still more on this story, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?sectio..
Legeros - 07/18/11 - 21:14

LT. P Job well done friend. You did it with class and dignity.You could have jumped in front of a camera and said look what I did but you took the classy way out.You did it from the goodness of your heart not the notoriety.You epitomize not only what a good fireman should be but, what a great person should be. We all in the Raleigh Fire Dept. should follow your lead
Uncle Buck - 07/19/11 - 13:17

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