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Neighbors Pull Elderly Couple From Burning Home

(Memphis) Neighbors in the Fox Meadows area helped rescue an elderly couple trapped inside their burning home this morning.

The fire broke out at around midnight in the 3000 block of Basswood.

Two different neighbors noticed the house was on fire, broke out the front window of the home and pulled the woman and her husband to safety.

Larry Redwood doesn't consider himself a hero.

He said he was just doing the right thing, "If you see someone who needs help you help them. I mean, if society was more like that we’d be in a much better world right now."

Fire officials said the fire was electrical in nature and started in a utility room.

The house did have a working smoke detector.

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