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.READ MORE: Jeffco Public Schools Aims To Offer Flexibility With Remote Learning Next Fall
“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.READ MORE: COVID In Aurora: Signs For Vaccine Become Sticking Point Between Clinic & City
“We did not know if it was going, at any moment, to explode,” said the other man.MORE NEWS: Douglas County Schools To Bring Middle & High School Students Back After Spring Break
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.