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San Ramon Teens Save 94-Year-Old Woman from Burning Home -- and They
NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 | Cheryl Hurd

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.


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1 posted on 03/18/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Good grief. What kind of a headline is "San Ramon Teens Save 94-Year-Old Woman from Burning Home -- and They"?

"And they what?" I want to ask the paper's copy editor.

2 posted on 03/18/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: The Grammarian

San Ramon Teens Save 94-Year-Old Woman from Burning Home — and They were Playing Hooky.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 5:46:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: The Grammarian

They saved “Them” too.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: luvbach1

Sometimes people are put where they need to be.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 5:49:08 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: nickcarraway

Very nice. However I am surprised they have not been arrested for some phony charge.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 5:54:19 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 5:59:06 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: The Grammarian

...and they probably got suspended for cutting class


8 posted on 03/18/2014 6:34:01 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You are so right.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 8:08:46 PM PDT by squirt (POLITICIANS & DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED, FOR THE SAME REASON)
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To: nickcarraway

If they served Egg McMuffins and hashbrowns at the school cafeteria then the boys could have stayed in the school.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 12:48:13 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: nickcarraway

When seconds count help is only minutes away.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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