4 men honored for trying to rescue woman in burning apartment - FOX 35 News Orlando

4 men honored for trying to rescue woman in burning apartment

Posted: Updated:
  • Arizona HeadlinesMore>>

  • Shooting at Fry’s in Phoenix

    Shooting at Fry’s in Phoenix

    Phoenix Police say one person has been shot and another is in custody from a shooting Sunday evening at the Fry’s on 19th Ave and Glendale.It started as an argument at the front door of the grocery store between 3 people. One of theme pulled out a gun and fired at the other two, hitting one putting a hole in the sliding glass door. Police say the suspect drove away in a car and was found a few miles away from the scene.The person shot has non-life threatening injuries. Police say those involv...
    Phoenix Police say one person has been shot and another is in custody from a shooting Sunday evening at the Fry’s on 19th Ave and Glendale.It started as an argument at the front door of the grocery store between 3 people. One of theme pulled out a gun and fired at the other two, hitting one putting a hole in the sliding glass door. Police say the suspect drove away in a car and was found a few miles away from the scene.The person shot has non-life threatening injuries. Police say those involv...
  • Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care.Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel.A spokesman for Sanders s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about a compromise plan to improve veterans' care.Miller chairs the House veterans panel, while Sanders chairs the Senate panel.A spokesman for Sanders s...
  • Damage reports across North Phoenix

    Damage reports across North Phoenix

    Folks are cleaning up in North Phoenix after storms hit the area. The National Weather Service confirms a microburst hit the area.
    Folks are cleaning up in North Phoenix after storms hit the area. The National Weather Service confirms a microburst hit the area.
PHOENIX -

The Phoenix Fire Department honored four men who tried to save their neighbor from her burning apartment.

They did what they could -- but they weren't able to get to her in time. The woman was trapped and she didn't make it out, but the men are still being recognized for their bravery in trying to save her.

The early morning scene at Central and Southern Avenues in late October was a horrific event and the fire cost 68-year-old Patricia Ferrel her life. 

"I was  awakened by our other neighbor saying we need water, we need water, we need a fire extinguisher and when I came out my door, I seen him and I just jumped right in, I didn't even think, I just jumped right in," said Rosco Young.

"It was a hectic morning.. something that just won't go away, so it will be there for a while.  Unfortunately for Patricia, she didn't make it," said Anthony Fritz.

The men were honored Monday for their bravery.  Rosco Young, Edward Valenzuela, Anthony Fritz and Manuel Soto -- all came to Ferrel's rescue that scary morning, breaking windows and forcing a metal security door open to pull her out -- only to find Ferrel would die from her injuries.

"I don't consider myself a hero, I just consider myself ready to help somebody in trouble," said Fritz.

"I appreciate the reward.. I just did it because she was my neighbor, I am excited.. I just thought I was doing what a neighbor was supposed to do," said Young.

A neighborly thing to do -- now a hero too.

Follow this story: Neighbors desperately try to save woman trapped in burning apartment

 

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices