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Neighbor Pulls Man from Burning Mobile Home in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Phoenix fire officials say a man was pulled from a burning mobile home by a good Samaritan early Monday morning. Emergency crews were first called to check out smoke at an RV park near 27th Avenue and Deer Valley Road around 5 a.m.

Fire crews arrived to find flames and smoke coming from a mobile home. The good Samaritan, named Jay, quickly jumped into action while his wife called 911.

“If it wasn’t for them, this man would not be alive today,” said Joseph Galasso, a neighbor.

Galasso lives right next door, just feet away from the blaze. He says Jay knocked on his door to wake him up.

“The flames are already up through the roof and I’m thinking to myself, ‘oh my gosh, I got to get these cars out of here,” said Galasso.

He tells ABC15 he then realized that Jay had rescued their neighbor who, was suffers from multiple health problems. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation.  Jay tells ABC15 that the “smoke was really intense” and found the man laying on the floor. 

“We think there’s a good chance that we would have had a different outcome, with that victim, if he had not done that,” said Phoenix Fire Department.

Crews were able to successfully extinguish the blaze and keep the fire from spreading to nearby vehicles and homes. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Source: Abc15 Arizona