UPDATE | Strangers save family from burning home

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WETSWOOD, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 6/14/2019 @ 6:58 a.m.
A case of being in the right place, at the right time.

Two people are being called heroes after they saw a fire in a home as they were driving by, stopped, and kicked the door down to save the people inside.

A fire broke out at a house in Westwood, Kentucky around 4 a.m. The people inside were able to get out, all thanks to strangers.

A couple tells WSAZ they were on their way to IHOP when they noticed clouds of smoke. That's when they realized something was on fire, and followed the smoke to the house on Ellington Ct.

They say they knocked on the neighbor's door, who is an off-duty firefighter, and the three of them worked together to kick the burning home's door in, and pull out two adults.

The people inside the home had a puppy that had been missing for awhile, but was found quickly and reunited with the owners.

The Westwood Deputy Fire Chief says four fire departments helped get the fire under control. No one was hurt.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.



ORGINIAL STORY 6/14/2019
Two people are being called heroes after they saw a fire in a home as they were driving by, stopped, and kicked the door down to save the people inside.

The fire broke out at a home along Ellington Ct. in Westwood, Kentucky about 4 Friday morning.

Firefighters were called from across the area for mutual aid to help put the fire out.

The home was destroyed. The people inside were not hurt. There have been no reports of firefighter injuries.

The Red Cross is at the scene.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking the WSAZ App for the latest information.



 
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