Neighbor Credited with Saving Disabled Girl in House Fire

By: Michael Springer Email
By: Michael Springer Email

Tallahassee, FL - Neighbors are crediting a man with saving a disabled girl stuck in a house fire.

According to neighbors, heavy smoke was coming from a home in the 3000 block of Miami Drive around 3pm Wednesday.

Neighbors say a man who lives next door, saw the smoke and ran inside the home to rescue the girl.

A Tallahassee Fire Department spokesman says everyone made it out safely and no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is under investigation


Tallahassee Fire Department Release

Tallahassee, FL - - At 318 p.m., a report of a house fire was called in to Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) by a guardian not on scene, at 3417 Miami Dr, a single-story block home.

According to TFD, at the time of the fire, there were 5 people at home ranging from ages 2 to 17.

Two other residents arrived home later, and one room and contents were on fire with heavy smoke showing from the roof when firefighters arrived.

Everyone was out of the home when firefighters arrived and the flames were extinguished within minutes.

There were no injuries reported in the fire, and the cause is currently under investigation.

There was $30,000 in damages to the home, and the occupants were unable to return due to the damages.

The Red Cross is assisting seven occupants; LCSO also assisted at the scene.


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