Off-Duty Firefighter Helps People Escape Burning OR Home

An off-duty firefighter helped rescue two people from a burning vacant home Wednesday in Portland, Oregon.

According to The Oregonian (, William Earl spotted smoke about 10:35 a.m. while driving by the home and called 911. Earl saw a man and woman inside and, with the help of another passer-by, helped them escape through a window.

The victims were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

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