Thursday, February 23rd 2017
A Waterloo woman is alive thanks to a neighbor and first responders who rushed into her burning home Wednesday evening on Inslee Street.
Nearly 100 firefighters and an off duty police officer who lives on the street worked to pull her out of the home, extinguish the fire and fly her to Upstate Medical Center. Her husband, Andrew Fegley, credits those who ran into the burning home with saving her life.
“I’d like to say thank you,” Fegley told 13WHAM News. “They went inside a burning structure and found my wife, who was passed out, and got her out of the house and saved her life.”
He said the outcome could have been far worse.
“She could be in the morgue right now and not at Upstate Medical Center,” Fegley said, taking a long pause.
The first responders went into the home, despite thick smoke pouring out from all of the windows.
“One of our neighbors is a police officer and took it upon himself to help our local police department and went inside the burning structure,” Fegley added. “It is a wonderful feeling to know that anybody is willing to do that for others and I wish there were more people in the world like them.” …
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