Passerby helps people flee fire
The Times of Trenton reported Dan Tote was driving down South Broad Street on Friday when he saw smoke coming from the three-story structure. After reporting the fire to authorities, he ran to the home and alerted some residents, who apparently didn't realize there was a fire.
"Everything went by so fast, I didn't really pay attention," Tote told the newspaper. "I did what I felt I had to do."
He helped evacuate eight people, including an infant, from one side of the duplex, then went to the other side and got a few more people out.
Authorities said the blaze began on the side of the house where Tote first went to rescue people. The fire was burning on the second and third floors of the building, and flames also were going through the roof.