Bystanders save person from burning house in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Attentive bystanders were able to help a person out of a burning home Tuesday morning.

Before crews were able to arrive, a man entered the home to save the woman. 

We do not know who the man is, but we spoke to a woman watched him during the rescue.

“I held his dog while he proceeded to run to the house and save a woman who was right at the window,” Erin Jarrett said.

“The timing was so surreal. The flames were growing intensely, the door was melting…just as he was getting up to her window the other window exploded and the flames were coming out of the house and this woman was not in her right mind.”

The fire was reported around 9 a.m. near 300 East Herbert Ave. (1000 South).

Fire crews were able to put the fire out in about 20 minutes; the cause is under investigation.

Crews raced against the clock to put the flames out.

 “Especially with these winds we always have that worry- crews were aggressive and had a rapid response and had the fire knocked down rather quickly” Anthony Burton Salt Lake Fire Department. 

Officials say some powerlines fell in the area, causing a small outage.

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