Retired Buffalo (NY) Firefighter Reunites with Man He Rescued from House Fire 46 Years Ago

On March 6, 1968, Buffalo (NY) Firefighter Vincent Fildes managed to fight his way through smoke and heat to pull a 4-year-old boy from a raging house fire that killed the youth’s sister.

The badly burned boy, Patrick Weatherspoon, survived the fire. Now a man with a family of his own, Weatherspoon recently reunited with the retired Fildes, a meeting chronicled by The Buffalo News (



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