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Fire rescue.

Thanks to the intervention of a passerby, a family of six escaped from their burning house on May 24.

An unnamed driver was headed home in San Jose, California, at approximately 2:00 a.m. when he noticed smoke coming from a house, Mercury News reported. He stopped his vehicle and knocked on the family's door until they awoke and exited the house.

The sleeping family was unaware that their house was on fire. They later learned that the fire had originated in the attic.

NBC Bay Area News reported that the family made it out of the house just before the roof partially collapsed.

The driver left the scene before he could be identified, but the San Jose Fire Department recognized the important role he played. "It was a great thing on his part to notify the family and get them out of that structure," Captain Chris Salcido said.

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Author:Clabough, Raven
Publication:The New American
Date:Jul 4, 2016
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