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Angola man saved from fire lost wife one day before

FOX 55 first told you Friday night crews responded around 8:30 a.m. to 713 Gilmore Street.

Posted: Oct. 14, 2018 7:34 PM
Updated: Oct. 14, 2018 11:10 PM

ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT)- An Angola man is on the mend after he was saved from a house fire Friday morning.

FOX 55 first told you Friday night crews responded around 8:30 a.m. to 713 Gilmore Street.

John Sutton, the resident of the house, was saved by two people who were working at Quality Glass across the street when a grease fire broke out.

Trevor Adams and Dorethy Crocker rushed into the burning house and pulled Sutton to safety,  meeting two police officers at the door on the way out.

“I say they’re heroes...If we didn’t have them, we would’ve lost him," said Bill Cummings, a neighbor who saw what happened from his house. 

He added, “It’s sad that it happened that way, but he’s lucky to be alive."

Sutton's house can be replaced, but another loss this week can't. Sutton's wife reportedly died of a heart attack Thursday night.

“I knew them because I’d help them out once in a while. I’d have to go over and help him get up off the floor, and stuff like that," Cummings said.

Another neighbor said he had no idea how much Sutton was going through.

“I had not heard that yet, so yeah that is sad to hear," said Neil Fiwek.

While tragedies like this don't normally happen on Gilmore Street, Fiwek said the entire community will come together in the family's time of need.

I’ll do anything I can to help," he said.

Right now, Sutton's condition isn't clear, but Cummings said he is recovering from his injuries.

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