Witnesses say man a hero for saving owner from Amherst house fire

Published: May 8, 2007 | 6177th good news item since 2003

Mike Fullerton of Amherst doesn’t think he’s a hero after rescuing a man from a burning house Sunday evening.

Fullerton, his wife and their two daughters were taking a walk at about 6:30 p.m. when they noticed smoke coming from a house.

He gave his cellphone to his wife to call for help and rushed to the front of the house to see if anyone was inside.

He kicked in the door and entered the smoke-filled home to see the silhouette of an individual standing still.

Fullerton said he yelled at the man to leave and when he didn’t, he dragged him outside.

“I’d never seen what shock” looked like until then, he said.
Fullerton said he never stopped to consider the danger and was working on adrenaline during the rescue.

“There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity,” he joked, adding he’s glad no one was hurt.

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