Neighbors Save People From Burning House

By: WSAZ News Staff, Shannon Houser Email
By: WSAZ News Staff, Shannon Houser Email

Campbells Creek, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- After neighbors saw a house burning, they jumped into action and saved two people.

The fire on Campbells Drive started just before 10 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials say while the cause is still unknown, it started on the front porch and spread to the living room. The house next door was damaged as well.

Two people were home at the time of the fire and they were on the second floor of the house.

Officials say the only way out of the house involved the front porch. Seth Samples, a woman, and their dog were all trapped inside. "I was just trying to put it out initially and then I just tried to find an exit."

Neighbors saw the fire and brought a ladder over, rescuing the two people and a dog from the second floor window. Glenn Davis was one of them. He says, "we were sitting in the garage and seen the smoke and went down there and seen the door on fire." Ralph Walker helped, too. He says, "they couldn't get out of it. It was totally covered in flames."

The neighbors, Davis and Walker, held the ladder while Samples and the woman climbed down. They were also able to get the dog out safely.

No one was injured and the house has roughly $40,000 worth of damages.

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