Neighbors Rescue Elderly Couple From Flames

Published: October 19, 2008 | 7236th good news item since 2003

The sad part is that the house in which the couple lived for over 40 years is a total loss. It’s burned down to the ground.

The good thing is that the couple living in the house survived to tell the tale.

Around 1AM in the middle of the night a fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, broke out in the single-story house in Watsonville.

The couple, who are said to be 100 and 80, was able to escape from their bedroom and flee to the garage. There they were trapped, unable to open the garage door.

Concerned neighbors came to their rescue, got them out and alerted the fire brigade.

As the flames made it into the surrounding wildland it took 7 fire engines well over 2 hour to contain the fire.

The couple are said to be in good condition.

Published in Rescues
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