Two men credited with saving elderly couple from Creswell house fire

  • Source: KEZI-TV ABC 9
  • Published: 12/05/2018 12:00 AM

Two men that happened to be near a Creswell home just after it caught fire on Monday afternoon are being called heroes by the family of the couple they saved. Mathew Wildman is a local painter, who was heading back to the house he was painting in Creswell when he saw a large, black plume of smoke. He said he drove in the direction of the smoke, and that's when he saw the house burning. Wildman took some pictures of the fire, then started recording a video. Shortly after he started recording, he heard a man that was trying to help calling for more help, and Wildman realized the people that owned the home were trapped inside. "He was actually the first in there," Wildman said. "I pulled up and I heard a scream for help, so I just ran in there, and the couple were inside next to the fire, actually."


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