Neighbors Pull Man From Burning Home

Neighbors come to the aid of a man trapped in his fiery home

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    A brave family jumped into action to save a man from his burning trailer overnight Wednesday.

    Firefighters said when they arrived at the home on the 4000 block of Main Street in Grand Prairie they found the travel trailer engufled in flames and the homeowner on the ground in the front yard.

    Neighbors Save Man from Fire

    [DFW] Neighbors Save Man from Fire
    Three neighbors jump in and save a neighbor from a fire that destroyed his home. (Published Thursday, July 15, 2010)

    The homeowner, who had been badly burned, was taken to Parkland Hospital in serious condition.

    Firefighters said the man had been rescued by neighbors before they got to the house. One man ran into the burning trailer and pulled the victim out while the others fought the fire. That man who ran inside was taken to Methodist Dallas for smoke inhalation.

    Neighbors Rescue Man From House Fire

    [DFW] Neighbors Rescue Man From House Fire
    Neighbors jumped into action to save a man in a house fire. (Published Thursday, July 15, 2010)

    Caesar Leal, one of the men involved in the rescue, said it was his uncle who ran into the burning home.

    "He was knocking on the door, hard, but no one would come out and then, I don't know how he did it, but he broke the door down and then he went in and took the guy from inside," said Leal.

    Firefighters said the fire started in the back of the home, but they’re still investigating the cause. The trailer is a total loss.