After saving his parents and nearly losing his life, former UFC fighter promotes fire safety in Ohio

  • Source: WTOL-TV CBS 11 Toledo
  • Published: 04/17/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: Mark Coleman was woken up by his dog around 4 a.m. on March 12 at his parent's house in Fremont, Ohio. The former UFC fighter recalled his room being unusually warm and thought he was having a nightmare. Coleman headed to the kitchen to see what was happening and saw clouds of smoke. Still, he didn't realize what was happening. Not until he went to grab a doorknob and got third-degree burns. That's when he realized this was real. “I realized the fire was everywhere inside the house. I immediately ran toward my mom and dad's bedroom and yelled at them about five times. They didn't respond. I got a sick feeling that they were dead or something,” Coleman said. Coleman got his parents out of bed and walked his mom and dad down the hallway to get to safety but he lost sight of his mom.


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