Skip to comments.San Ramon Teens Save 94-Year-Old Woman from Burning Home -- and They
Posted on 03/18/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A trio of San Ramon teens are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a 94-year-old woman from a burning home.
The senior students at California High School were skipping class at about 10 a.m. Monday to get something to eat when they saw smoke. The teens ended up on Broadmoor Drive, where smoke was billowing from the back of a house.
When Garen Kissoyan and his friends drove up, they saw Dianna Davis in the garage calling for help.
"I was turning on the hose, she was on the phone with 911," Kissoyan said. "We asked the lady if anyone was in the house at the time -- she didn't respond."
Davis eventually told the teens her elderly mother was inside.
"We both had the same instinct," Peter Kravariotis said. "Just go in the house, so we did."
The teens ran into the fire and smoke, and discovered an elderly woman sitting in a chair. The woman was suffering from burns and covered in soot.
"When we picked up the chair and we grabbed the dog," Kravariotis said. "The only thing she said to us was I'm on fire and it was kind of shocking to me to hear that."
Bob Smith, who lives across the street, had already been inside. He said his age and heavy smoke pushed him right back out.
"The elderly lady she would have been gone a minute and a half more," Smith said. "I don't think she could have survived. I went in there and couldn't see my hand in front of my face. It was that bad."
Firefighters eventually arrived on scene and extinguished the two-alarm blaze. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
The elderly woman was taken to a burn center in San Francisco, where she remains in critical condition.
"And they what?" I want to ask the paper's copy editor.
San Ramon Teens Save 94-Year-Old Woman from Burning Home — and They were Playing Hooky.
They saved “Them” too.
Sometimes people are put where they need to be.
Very nice. However I am surprised they have not been arrested for some phony charge.
This is a nice story - I was afraid it was going to say “and they beat her up and robbed her” after all the stories lately of knock downs of elderly people and others.
...and they probably got suspended for cutting class
You are so right.
If they served Egg McMuffins and hashbrowns at the school cafeteria then the boys could have stayed in the school.
When seconds count help is only minutes away.
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