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North Las Vegas Fire department honors two heroes

Posted at 8:01 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 23:01:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — North Las Vegas Fire Chief Joseph Calhoun is honoring two good samaritans who rescued two men from a burning home over the weekend.

North Las Vegas firefighters responded to a reported house fire on the 600 block of Glendale Avenue at around 9 a.m. on May 16.

When they arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the house.

Firefighters learned two civilians had rescued two people from the home, including a man with a double amputation on both legs, who had suffered burns in the fire.

Because of the swift action of Jose Alvarado and Vincent Torres, he is expected to survive. The other person who was rescued from the fire suffered from smoke inhalation.

"As we keep both residents in our thoughts over the coming days, it is important that we recognize the selfless acts of Jose and Vincent, two good samaritans who didn't hesitate to jump into action," said North Las Vegas Fire Chief Joseph Calhoun. "Their brave actions and compassion for human life reduced the severity of the victims' injuries and ultimately saved their lives. I am grateful these two men were nearby to help."

The fire was ruled accidental, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage.