Man Rescues Neighbor

Published: October 30, 2007 | 6785th good news item since 2003

A former firefighter comes to the rescue of his neighbor following a late night fire, and now he’s being called a hero.

Fire broke out at a home in the 3200 block of Andrea Avenue in Susquehanna Township shortly before 10:30 Monday night.

One neighbor called 911, while others tried to get inside.

Tim Foote, a former captain with the Progress Fire Company, got in through the garage door. Once inside he realized he had another problem.

“Cause I didn’t have a pair of shoes on- trying to clear the path so could get to him, then someone threw me a pair of sneakers, put them on and got him out,” says Foote.

Neighbors have identified the fire victim as Dave Jaus. Foote and other neighbors carried him outside the house when firefighters arrived.

Jaus was listed in critical condition at the Lehigh Valley Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire marshal says they believe the fire was accidental, and that it started in the living room.

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