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Hero Neighbour Saves Couple And Four Kids From House Fire

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Hero Neighbour Saves Couple And Four Kids From House Fire

A hero neighbour has been praised for saving the lives of a couple and their four children after their home went up in flames.

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After seeing smoke billowing out of her neighbour's home on New Year's day, Carolyn Palisch, from Avondale, Arizona, raced over to see what was going on.

And her quick thinking, which was caught on the property's doorbell camera, saw her save the lives of six people.

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The incredible video was posted on TikTok, with mother Nicole Salgado explaining what had happened.

She wrote: "On January 1st 2021 our lives were forever changed.

"My four kids, my husband and myself were sleeping when we were woken up by banging on the door.

"Our neighbour woke us up to our house being on fire and that we needed to get out. Within minutes of us getting out, the roof collapsed.

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"The firefighters said that if we didn't get out when we did, we wouldn't have made it out alive. We are so grateful to this angel that saved our lives.

"Even though we lost everything in the fire, we are so thankful to be alive."

Speaking about her heroics, Ms Palisch told Fox News: "I went out the door, and as I went out the door, I saw the flames coming out from the garage and, of course, I ran and started banging on the door.

"I didn't know how many kids were inside and I was waking them up either way, and I woke them up and I didn't yell 'fire' because I didn't want to scare them."

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The neighbour came to the rescue after seeing smoke coming from the house. Credit: Facebook/Nicole Salgado
The neighbour came to the rescue after seeing smoke coming from the house. Credit: Facebook/Nicole Salgado

Ms Salgado said she had no idea about the fire that had engulfed her home.

"My husband and four kids. We were all dead asleep, woken up to banging on the door. It sounded like the police," she told Fox.

The family's car and home were completely destroyed by the blaze, with the roof coming through and smoke damage making the property uninhabitable.

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Ms Salgado said: "We lost everything. We lost a car. We both work in the medical field and I'm a student and we have four kids and we're just rebuilding and grateful to be alive."

According to reports, the fire is believed to have started in the attic, though its cause is yet to be determined.

A fundraiser has now been set up for the family to help them get through the next few weeks and months.

So far, more than $26,000 (£19,000) has been raised of a target $50,000 (£37,000).

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Thanking everyone for their support, the couple wrote: "We just want to thank everyone that has reached out, shared, donated, and just been there for us.

"We are still shocked and saddened by yesterday's fire but we are moving forward and figuring out our next step. We will rebuild and God had us taken care of by our amazing neighbor.

"Please continue to keep us in your prayers! We are so grateful and humbled by all the help that has been given to us!"

Featured Image Credit: Nicole Salgado

Topics: Viral, hero, Inspirational, US News

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