South Windsor Family Rescues Neighbor From Smoky Home

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Firefighters are praising a South Windsor family who went into a neighbor’s smoky home and dragged the unconscious man to safety.

Fire Chief Kevin Cooney says a man, his wife and adult daughter saw smoke coming from the neighbor’s house on Scantic Meadow Drive at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

They called 911 and went to the home.

They looked in a window and saw an unconscious man in a chair. They kicked in the locked door, turned off the stove and took a flaming pan outside. Firefighters arrived minutes later.

Cooney says the victim had a medical emergency.

He says the neighbors’ actions “without a doubt reduced the amount of fire damage and most likely saved the occupant from a more serious, if not life-threatening situation.”

No names were released.

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