Firefighters are crediting a fast-acting passerby with saving a woman and her 11-year-old son from their burning Van Buren County home.
The mother and son were sleeping Sunday night as the fire tore through their house in the 65000 block of Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, south of Bangor.
“I was across the street in this driveway because I dropped my daughter’s boyfriend off,” explained Nicole Burrows.
That’s when she noticed the house across the street was on fire.
“So, I run through (the screen) door,” said Burrows. “And there’s a door down there, and I’m just banging and kicking for the life of me and just yelling, just screaming.”
Burrows knew her son’s best friend lived in the house with his mother.