Woman Escapes House Fire, Taken to Hospital
(Memphis) St. Francis Hospital Security Officer Thomas Williams was on his way to get gas in his work truck Tuesday morning when he spotted a home in the 6300 block of Quince in flames, “I’m glad something told me to go back to the house and check it.”
Williams told News Channel 3 he pulled around to the back of the house, where he saw intense flames coming from the car port and second floor of the home.
He called his work dispatch, then 911, “I knocked on her door ten times but nobody answered. I started knocking on the windows. I heard the door open.”
A 67-year-old woman emerged from the home.
She was fine, but concerned about her dogs still inside.
“She wanted to go and get her dogs, so I was trying to tell her you are more important that the dogs,” said Williams.
Even so, Williams went back inside the home with the woman to get the dogs.
They were able to make it out of the burning home before Memphis Fire arrived.
It took fire crews nearly an hour to put out the flames.
The 67-year-old woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital to be treated for chest pains, but she is expected to be okay.
“I’ve been told everything happens for a reason, but you’re in a certain spot throughout the day for a reason,” said Williams.