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Firefighter Fights Blaze In His Own Home

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Englewood, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Englewood, New Jersey firefighter Kevin Wilson is used to being a hero, but sadly he became a victim after his own home went up in flames.

His residence is currently boarded up and condemned after a fire ripped through it leaving charred debris and the smell of smoke.

“I was sitting out in front of the firehouse and saw some smoke, thought it might have been a car fire and we finally get an address by the time we’re half-way here only to find out that it’s the house where I reside. So my concerns were about my son and about the people on the second floor. (My son) was home half-day for the end of the school year so he was home and he was able to get out,” he recalled.

When the fire truck pulled up to the site, Wilson saw that his son was outside and the upstairs tenants weren’t home. He explained that he still had the urge to run inside and see the damage to all his belongings, but he didn’t.

He said that he allowed his fellow firefighters to go in and handle the blaze from inside and he’s grateful that they fought that fire as if it were anyone else’s home.

Wilson said that he’s been living in that house since he was a little kid and the neighborhood has rallied behind his family to try and comfort them after the blaze.

”By the grace of Gad we are okay, you have to clear your thoughts right now because they’re a little bit all over as you could expect from starting over,” he explained.

 

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