Neighbors rescue woman from burning home in Renton

RENTON, Wash. — Neighbors pulled a woman from her burning home in Renton on Thursday evening.

Firefighters were called before 6 p.m. to the 11800 block of Southeast 157th Street, where they could see a column of smoke from 2 miles away.

When crews arrived, flames were seen shooting through the roof, fire officials said.

But before firefighters got there, two men made their way inside Carol’s home and helped to get her out because she could not escape on her own.

“I was waking up, and I saw the smoke and the person was calling and I answered,” said Carol. “But I could see the flames shooting off the back side of the house, through the roof. And then I noticed it started to smoke out more from this end and then the flames on the fence.”

“And the fire was so big and there was so much black smoke everywhere,” neighbor Tou Vang said.

Vang showed KIRO 7 video of the fire, and he said it was amazing to see neighbors trying to put out the fire themselves.

“They got the hose and I think I saw one of the family members with a cellphone calling 911 as well,” Vang said.

No one was injured, firefighters said.

The Red Cross is helping the family as they can’t return to their charred home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.