Hero Neighbors Lauded for Alerting Family to Apartment Fire, Saving Their Lives

Playing Heroes Save Families From Raging Apartment Fire

Two good Samaritans have been credited with saving lives after a fire broke out at a California apartment complex.

Both of the men could be seen on video, pounding on the doors of sleeping residents at a two-story North Hollywood apartment when the fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“Wake up! Get out, get out, get out!” one of the men screams as he runs up the stairs while banging on doors.

Another man warns a family with young children.

“It was scary and honestly we're just glad that everybody made it out,” the mother of the young children, Ashley Martinez, said.

Eighty-seven firefighters responded to the blaze, which took them 38 minutes to extinguish, according to reports.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital with minor burns. Two others were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

This rescue comes just hours after other good Samaritans helped little girls flee a fire that broke out during their dance class in Edgewater, N.J.

Locals at the scene helped break the windows and get the girls down to safety from the second floor of the building.

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