Heroes pull man from burning house


MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — It’s not everyday that you get to work and have the chance to become a hero. But that was the case for a group of construction workers at East High School in Madison, Wisconsin Friday morning.

The Madison Fire Department was called to a house fire near the high school around 7:00 a.m. Friday. Two East High maintenance workers and three construction workers were waiting to get inside the school around the same time when they smelled smoke.

They went to check it out and realized someone was still inside the burning home. The workers broke a window and were able to get the man out. Freddie Carter, one of the workers who was part of the rescue, said he was just doing the right thing.

“It was just kind of second nature, you know, just kind of making sure everybody was alright, making sure nobody was in the house,” he said. “I’m just kind of glad that we were able to get him to the window and get out.”

When the fire department arrived, the workers had gotten the man to the yard so medical teams could help him. The fire crews say if it wasn’t for those men, it would have been a much more devastating scene.

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