Landscaper rescues four people from house fire

By Mary Elizabeth Williams-Villano

Helps four adults escape from second-story window.

Four residents of Chula Vista, California, are lucky that a certain landscaper was working nearby when the house they were in caught fire, according to a story reported by FOX 5 News, San Diego, and published on its website.

The fire was reported at about 7:20 a.m. in an area west of Southwestern College, a Chula Vista Fire Department dispatcher stated.

Someone described only as “a landscaper” saw the thick smoke coming from the home’s upper story and ran over to help. Thanks to him (or her), the occupants were able to escape from a second-floor window.

Firefighters extinguished the flames shortly before 7:45 a.m. It’s not known yet if anyone was injured by the fire and smoke. There’s now a gaping hole in the home’s upper level, thanks to the blaze.

American Red Cross volunteers assisted the four adults who were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.