ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Two utility workers are being credited with saving a man from a fire that broke out at his Rochester apartment house.
Harold Mathis tells local media outlets that the fire broke out in his second-floor apartment around 1 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy smoke in the hallways and stairwell prevented him from getting out, so he went to a porch and screamed for help, prompting one of his neighbors to flag down a passing RG&E van.
The two men in the van grabbed the ladder on top of the vehicle and used it to rescue Mathis.
RG&E officials say the rescuers were Effrain DeJesus, a field customer service representative for the company, and Harry Reese, a contractor for the Rochester utility company.
No one was injured. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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