Off-Duty N.H. Firefighter Helps Save Family


A Seabrook firefighter has been credited with saving a family from their burning home.

Flames broke out early Saturday morning on Lafayette Road.

Fortunately off-duty firefighter, Dwight Souther, was nearby and able to help the two adults and two children escape.

Souther is an on-call firefighter, who was heading home when he saw smoke coming from the house.

Without a moment's hesitation, he helped get the family out, then took pots and pans and filled them with water to put out the fire.

"I was doing what anyone else would have done, I would hope, in that situation. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time," said Souther.

Two children were inside the home when the flames broke out, one is only one-year-old.

A family member told WMUR News 9 he does not know what caused the fire.

The family is hoping to salvage the remainder of the holiday season for the kids.

"As far as they're concerned, they know what happened, but it's still Christmas," said Shane Trombino, who was staying at the home with his fiancee when the fire broke out. "They want their Christmas and I want to give it to them, but we don't even know where we're going to live."

The Red Cross has stepped in to help the family.

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