Two North Vancouver men are being hailed as heroes for helping their neighbours escape from a burning apartment building this week. 
The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a property on Lonsdale Avenue and 26th Street, forcing everyone in the building to flee.
But Teresa Semeniano, her mother and her young daughter couldn’t leave; smoke was trapping them in their home on the second floor.
“There was no way out. It’s too dark, it’s smoky,” Semeniano said. “So we shouted. Me and my mom and my daughter shouted for help.”
Fortunately, two of their neighbours, Damon Pappas and Jeremy Zirk, heard them screaming and rushed to their rescue.
Pappas first hopped into his Jeep and pulled it up underneath their window. Zirk immediately jumped onto the vehicle and together they started lowering Semeniano and her family down to safety.
“They jumped out the window toward me and I grabbed …