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Good Samaritans Save Man From Burning Home in Saugus, Massachusetts

Exact cause of fire at Midland Avenue home under investigation

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    Some good Samaritans helped save a man from his burning home Wednesday afternoon in Saugus, Massachusetts. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016)

    Some quick thinking saved a man's life when a fire broke out at his home Wednesday afternoon in Saugus, Massachusetts.

    The fire broke out in a home on Midland Avenue at about 4:30 p.m.

    Some men who were working on a nearby home spotted the fire and ran to the scene to help, along with a couple of neighbors.

    "We felt the smoke and we smelled it. So we came down and we saw the house in flames," rescuer Peter Qirici recalled. "The neighbors and myself, we went in and we pulled the gentleman out of the house."

    The resident, identified by neighbors as Arthur Anderson, was said to be wearing just shorts and a T-shirt when he was pulled out of his home by the men.

    "He was covered in soot, really disorientated but he didn't look like he had any marks, no burns or anything," said neighbor David Horvath.

    The good Samaritans said they grabbed blankets to cover Anderson up until first responders arrived.

    Anderson was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition.

    The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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