Off-duty firefighter helps neighbors escape house fire
The firefighter, who suffered a minor injury, woke up the residents
By FireRescue1 Staff
GENEVA, Ill. — An off-duty firefighter was in the right place at the right time when he helped three people escape from a house fire Sunday.
Daily Herald reported that a neighbor returning from work spotted the fire and called 911; an off-duty firefighter woke up the residents. Crews with the St. Charles Fire Department arrived to find one house in flames; the blaze was extending to a neighboring home.
No residents were injured. The off-duty firefighter suffered a minor injury; the blaze caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.