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Good Samaritan helps kids escape burning house

2 years 11 months 1 week ago July 15, 2014 Jul 15, 2014 Tuesday, July 15 2014 July 15, 2014 6:50 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- A good Samaritan helped two kids escape a burning home Tuesday afternoon.

A 16-year-old and 2-year-old were trapped inside the home as it was burning on Ponderosa Drive. A passerby saw them trying to break out of a front window, stopped and helped them escape, the East Side Fire Department said.

Firefighters told WBRZ News 2, by the time they got there, everyone was out safely.

The pair was trapped because the fire burned the back of the house so badly, they could not escape through a hallway.

A neighbor saw the fire and called 911, the fire department said.

Investigators believe an unattended pot on the stove sparked the inferno.
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