COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two strangers became heroes in Colorado Springs after rescuing a man from a house fire. They were enjoying a Sunday in the park when they saw a nearby home on fire.

One man was able to escape from the house but his father was trapped inside.

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“By that time the whole house was engulfed and I could see the dad inside the house. So I crawled in, got dad, and threw him out the front door,” said one of the men.

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“We did not know if it was going, at any moment, to explode,” said the other man.

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One of them is a police officer who was off duty at the time. Both men said the rescue was the right thing to do.