Neighbor Saves Family Members from House Fire
The Joliet Fire Department is lauding Don Marino for breaking a front window and helping save a mother and her three children.
A Joliet man is being hailed as a hero from rescuing a family from a house fire at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, reports said.
When Don Marino saw flames coming from the back of a neighboring house in the 1800 block of Black Hill Ridge Drive, he pounded on the front door and then threw a chair through the front window, Joliet Fire Department Investigator Mike Stapp told the Joliet Herald News.
He then pulled two young girls to safety and returned to help their mother and brother escape, Stapp told the paper. The family's father was at work at the time of the blaze, he said.
“He saved their lives going in there,” Stapp told the paper.
Though the home has a Plainfield mailing address, it is located in Joliet's Caton Ridge subdivision.