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Neighbors Rescue Woman From Burning House

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Courtesy: American Red Cross Courtesy: American Red Cross
Courtesy: American Red Cross Courtesy: American Red Cross
STATESBORO, GA -

A 61-year-old Statesboro woman escaped her burning house thanks to the quick response of  neighbors.

It happened around 8:00pm Wednesday, according to The American Red Cross. The victim's husband told Red Cross officials that his wife had arrived home from work, felt ill, and went to bed. He says he had left to visit his son when neighbors discovered the fire and called 911. 

The speedy action didn't stop there though. Neighbors also broke into the couple's home and pulled the woman to safety.

The family's brick home was destroyed by the time firefighters arrived. The couple lost everything.

The Red Cross team provided them with funds to replace some of their clothing, shoes and food for a week. Arrangements were also made to replace the couple's medications. 

If you'd like to help this family and others affected by disaster, you can call the Red Cross office in Savannah at (912) 651-5300, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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