Massachusetts Grandmother Saved from Burning Home

PEMBROKE, Mass. --

Three men saved a Pembroke grandmother from a burning house on Tuesday, according to the Brockton Enterprise.

A fire started in a garage at 35 Valley St. at about 2:45 and spread to the home. Vida Lueder became trapped in the home. Neighbor Jake Licoski, who saw a cloud of smoke, ran to the home and found Lueder's husband, daughter and granddaughter outside the home.

Licoski tried to reach the woman, but had to flee the house because of the thick, black smoke. Boston police Officer Kevin Jones, who was in the area house hunting, and Duxbury firefighter John Montosi, who was running errands, also saw the smoke and tried to get inside the home, the newspaper reported.

Jones broke a window with his fist, and the three men pulled the woman out of the home. She and her husband were taken to a local hospital and later released.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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