Perth Amboy man rescues elderly neighbor from fire

A Perth Amboy man rescued his neighbor from a three-alarm fire that ravaged both of their homes Friday night. Steve Golec says he was playing a video game in his home when he noticed flames coming from

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2009, 3:39 PM

Updated 5,669 days ago

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A Perth Amboy man rescued his neighbor from a three-alarm fire that ravaged both of their homes Friday night.
Steve Golec says he was playing a video game in his home when he noticed flames coming from the second floor of his neighbor?s house at 432 Lawrie St. He quickly ran outside, went through his neighbor?s front door and found Mary Esaskie, 83, inside sitting on her couch.
Golec says he grabbed Esaskie and took her outside where his father-in-law, a retired firefighter, was waiting. No one was injured, though both homes sustained extensive fire and water damage.
Family and friends helped Golec and Esaskie salvage what they could from the homes Saturday. Fire officials say they have yet to determine the cause of the blaze.


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