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Two Injured as Neighbors Saves Man from Burning Dayton Home

A man was pulled from a burning home in Dayton early Friday morning.

Fire broke out around 5 a.m. on the 500 block of Third Avenue.

WKRC reports that a neighbor woke up and smelled smoke and saw flames, and then woke up her husband.

"I could see him laying on the floor back there. I just dropped down, went back, crawled in there and dragged him by the ankle. and started pulling him back. He was so heavy I could only get him a foot, maybe a foot, at a time. I got him back to the front door and there was a couple other neighbors out there," Kris Harrison told WKRC. "I backed out because I had to get a breath of air, I couldn't breathe, I was holding my breath. I yelled for them and told them to help me get him out of here."

Video via WKRC

According to reports, the home's owner suffered some burns but was conscious and alert, while the neighbor suffered smoke inhalation. Both were transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The home was being remodeled but was heavily damaged by the flames.

The Bellevue-Dayton Fire Department is investigating the cause.

-Staff report