Ohio man saved woman, 85, from house fire

Authorities say an Ohio man passing the scene of a fire jumped out of his car, kicked in the door of the smoke filled house and rescued an 85-year-old woman.
Associated Press
Oct 10, 2012


Fire officials in Kenmore section of Akron said 27-year-old John McKinney and his girlfriend stopped at a gas station Monday when they spotted flames shooting from the front porch of the house and heavy smoke pouring out.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/PkYdTZ ) reports the 85-year-old woman was trapped inside, and her 79-year-old husband was outside unable to get back in.

Firefighters called McKinney a hero, but the Akron man downplayed it. He said he hoped someone would do the same for him.

The residents were treated at a hospital but were expected to be OK.



thinkagain's picture

Heartwarming to read of people who will still selflessly help a stranger.


Great story to start off the day!