Neighbor Saves Home

Photos by HRFD Photographer Sheryl Drost

April 29, 2010

Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters are grateful to a neighbor to a home on Springwood Ct. for saving the home from being destroyed by fire. It seems Loretta, the next door neighbor was out in her yard when she smelled smoke and went investigating. She found fire lapping the rear of her neighbor's home and quickly grabbed the neighbor's garden hose and knocked the fire down. Loretta then banged on the door and was able to awaken the resident! Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters arrived and overhauled the fire burned area checking for any fire extension. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but started in a flower pot on the back porch.