Father Is Fire Hero
Published: March 13, 2007 | 5796th good news item since 2003
A father was last night hailed as a hero after pulling his baby twin daughters to safety from their burning home.
Stuart Young, 40, rescued the girls after his family’s cottage caught fire in the early hours of yesterday morning.
As the blaze took hold, he hauled six-week-old twins Sally and Penny from their cots and carried them outside.
Mr Young, factor of the Dunecht Estate in Aberdeenshire, then called the fire brigade.
A friend said: ‘The house went up in a matter of seconds. If it wasn’t for Stuart, everything could have been quite different.
‘Everyone around here is calling him a hero.’ Mr Young, his wife Susie and the twins were taken to hospital for checks and discharged.
Five fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze, which started shortly before 3am yesterday.
Grampian Fire and Rescue said it took about three hours to get it under control and the house was badly damaged.