Neighbor reportedly rescues sleeping man in Colorado Springs while his house was on fire

Published: Jun. 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 3:23 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Smoke was pouring from a Colorado Springs house Wednesday afternoon on the southeast side of the city.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department was called to the home in the 2200 block of Sumter Drive just before 2 p.m. The neighborhood is south of E. Fountain Boulevard between S. Circle Drive and S. Academy Boulevard.

11 News spoke to a neighbor who said she saw smoke and tried to alert the homeowner. After knocking at the door for some time, she felt like she knew someone was inside. She went into the home, woke up the sleeping resident, and they both got out safely. The good Samaritan who jumped into action is also a retired first responder.

Capt. Mike Smaldino with the Colorado Springs Fire Department tells 11 News five people and two dogs are displaced from the home. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

11 News has a crew headed to the home and this article will be updated.

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