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FD: Man drags neighbor out of burning house in Dayton, Ky.

Posted at 10:03 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2019-06-05 00:38:13-04

DAYTON, Ky. -- A man saved his neighbor from a burning house the morning after Thanksgiving, according to the Campbell County Fire Department.

Kris Harrison said his girlfriend woke to screams early Friday morning when a fire broke out at a house in the 500 block of Third Avenue.

"When she woke me up I could hear him, and it was just an eerie sound, hearing someone yell like that," Harrison said.

Harrison, a former volunteer firefighter, said rushing to help his neighbor was simply instinctual.

He could barely move his neighbor when he found him inside the burning home. At one point, he even had to stop for a breath of fresh air.

But Harrison was able to carry the man across the street to safety, and first responders transported him to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center.

Samantha Jarboe lives nearby. She said she panicked when she saw the fire, and she considers Harrison a hero for running into the flames.

"If it hadn't been for my neighbor that guy probably would've died," Jarboe said.

But Harrison said he doesn't consider his actions heroic

"I just look out for my neighbors," Harrison said. "It was kind of an instinct. I didn't want to see the guy die, you know?"

One of the men is in serious condition, according to the Fire Department of Bellevue Dayton.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.