Neighbor rescues 2 people from St. Paul Park house fire

April 09, 2019 06:20 PM

A neighbor helped two people escape from a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

It happened near the corner of 5th Street and 14th Avenue in St. Paul Park around 2:00 p.m.


The fire chief says the good Samaritan noticed smoke pouring from a window, went inside and was able to get the two people out.

"It was pretty heavy, black smoke and there was a van out front that was blowing up from burning and exploding," said Don Kritzky, who also ran over to help while calling 911. "I am talking to the operator while I hit the front door and opened the door and it was just solid black smoke," Kritzky said.

The fire chief says all three people were rushed to Regions Hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Jessica Miles

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