Skip to comments.Door-to-Door Salesman Rescues Woman From House Fire
Posted on 03/01/2013 9:51:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
Man selling fire alarms door-to-door heard 18-year-old's screams
A door-to-door salesman selling home fire alarms noticed smoke coming from a Garland home, heard a woman screaming and broke a window to rescue her.
Kaeriel Evans, 18, who has Down syndrome, was inside by herself when the blaze started in the 1600 block of Homestead Place at about 6 p.m.
"I heard this lady yelling, 'Help, help,'" said Corey Anderson, of Rowlett. "I looked down and saw the smoke so I took off running, and -- reaction -- I just started kicking in the windows."
He tried to find her but couldn't at first.
"As far as I went in, I couldn't see nothing," Anderson said. "It was just smoke."
Then, he heard her voice again.
"I heard somebody say, 'Help me, help me,' so I pushed over an entertainment center and kind of went in there and saw the girl and I told her, 'Drop down and come to me.' And she did. And I got her out."
Anderson sells home security systems that include fire alarms, he said. He hadn't yet made it to her house when he saw the smoke and flames.
Evans was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital with smoke inhalation and minor burns but was expected to recover.
Soon, Evans' brother arrived home.
"When I saw the house burned up, that's the first thing I asked about -- where is my sister?" Kavaucey Lewis said.
Lewis, 20, said he lives in the house with five siblings and their mother.
He quickly learned about her rescue and thanked Anderson.
"I just told him how much I appreciate it because my sister is my heart," he said.
Anderson was humble about what he had done.
"I'm glad I was here and could help," he said. "I really do wish if that was my family, somebody would do the same thing."
Evans said he couldn't thank Anderson enough.
"He went in there and, you know, he's a hero," Evans said. "He went above and beyond."
Anderson said the word "hero" doesn't fit.
"I don't feel like a hero," he said. "I just feel like, I mean, it was reaction. At the time, I just went with my instincts."
Firefighters are investigating how the fire started.
When this guy comes to your house with fire protection, he comes to your house with fire protection!
“He hadn’t yet made it to her house when he saw the smoke and flames.”
Glad that was in there - wouldn’t help his sales much!
And I would agree with the brother - Corey Anderson is a hero. Glad the girl will be okay.
As an ex-door to door salesman, let me just say, hey, it is what we do.
By the way, we are looking for qualified homes in which we can place an entire set of Grolier Encyclopedias, entirely free in exchange for a letter from the family for our marketing purposes, is your husband home?
He’d best hire an attorney. The way things are going, the local fire department and do-gooders are likely to file charges for intentionally putting himself in harm’s way, thus making their jobs more risky, and for taking their rightful work away from them by rescuing her.
Sounds like every hero I ever knew.
Are you sure you’re a “Cynic No More”? :-)
I’d consider buying a security system from this guy.
Well, I was just Real Cynic during the waning days of the Clinton adiminstration, then Real Cynic No More during Bush's, but when Obama got in, I couldn't think of anything more extreme than just "Real Cynic", and realizing how much worse that Obama was than even Clinton or Carter, I tried to change it to a different name, but the mod wouldn't let me change it again. :-(
I see. Makes sense! :-)
Look out, we’ll never hear the end of the story used to promote the goodness of door-to-door solicitors, including Scientologists and Jehovah Witnesses!