AVONDALE, Ariz. — A woman rushed to awaken and save her neighbors from flames after their house caught on fire on New Year’s Day.
Carolyn Palisch was getting up Friday morning when she saw smoke coming from her neighbor’s home, KPHO reported. She ran over and started banging on the door until the family of six got out, video shows.
“She made sure we got out of that house,” said Nicole Salgado. “The firefighters told us that if it would have been five minutes later then that roof would have came down on us.”
Salgado, her husband David and their four children were not injured. However, the house is too damaged to live in, KSAZ reported. A crowd-source funding account was created to help the family. The fire is being investigated.
“I’ve been a nurse for 40 years and you hope that you’ve always done good for everyone, Palisch said. “But to actually see the result and to see them alive and well and their children are here. Can’t ask for nothing else.”
The Salgado family also got a little bigger after the incident.
“(Carolyn Palisch’s) family, she’s going to be a part of our lives forever, you know. She saved our life,” Nicole Salgado said.