Neighbors rushed to the rescue of a 10-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man who were inside an East Hartford home when fire broke out overnight.
Fire officials said flames broke out at 64/66 Saunders Street shortly after midnight Tuesday.
Before firefighters arrived on scene, two neighbors helped pull the 10-year-old and 19-year-old from a window.
Susan Campbell was one of those neighbors and described the moment she pushed up a window and helped both the victims escape.
“He screamed and cried. I said ‘Come here,’ and I pulled him out and then I said there was another person in the room saying. ‘I can’t see anything, I can’t see anything.’ So I reached in there. I couldn’t quite reach him. I put my body in and I couldn’t breathe. so I pulled myself out. And I still had my cell phone, I said, ‘Look at the light, look at the light, reach for my …