Neighbor comes to the rescue to save family from house fire

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Barney Ave. House Fire 1_278558

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — Quick thinking from a neighbor helped two people escape a house fire in Kettering.

Fire officials say the fire started just after 3 a.m. on Monday at a house in the 1500 block of Barney Avenue, near Russell Avenue.

Two people were inside the house when it caught on fire. A neighbor actually saw the fire and went to the house, kicking in the door to make sure the people inside got out unharmed.

Fire officials say the people actually smelled smoke outside of the home just after midnight, but didn’t see a fire and eventually went to sleep.

According to fire officials, there were working smoke detectors in the home, but they didn’t go off, likely because the fire started in the attic.

The fire caused the roof of the house to collapse. The house was badly damaged by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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