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Man pulls another man from burning home

June 29, 2012, Admirals Beach, N.L. - A Newfoundland man is being hailed as a hero after breaking down the door of a burning house and pulling another man from the flames.

June 29, 2012 
By The Canadian Press

The RCMP say James Doody saw black smoke coming from a house in Admiral's Beach last Saturday.

In a news release today, police say Doody approached the fire and realized a man was calling for help from inside the home.

Sgt. Bill Dwyer says Doody broke down the door and reached around until he found the 59-year-old man lying on the floor and pulled him to safety.

Police say the victim's hair and clothing was on fire, so Doody extinguished the flames.


Dwyer says the victim remains in hospital and Doody was not injured.

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