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Offbeat College Student Hailed As Hero After Saving 80-Year-Old Woman From Burning Home

19:16  04 may  2018
19:16  04 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A Maryland college student is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from her burning home in Anne Arundel County Wednesday. The college student was walking home from class when he noticed smoke in the air and a fire brewing at the home on Quarterfield Rd.

80 - year - old Gail Johnston was inside her home when it caught on fire. She was struggling to escape when Tre Williams came to her rescue as firefighters were trying to put out the flames. But Tre continues to say that he wasn’t a hero and what he did was nothing out of the ordinary.

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GLEN BURNIE (WJZ) — A Maryland college student is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from her burning home in Anne Arundel County Wednesday.

Family was back at the home Thursday to clean up and go through some of the things inside.

This could have been much worse, if not for the help of a stranger walking by.

The charred facade of Gail Johnston’s Glen Burnie home is hard to miss when driving by, but it’s what happened at the back door Wednesday afternoon that has plenty of people calling Tre Williams a hero.

“I yelled to the fire department, ‘Somebody’s in the house,'” Williams said. “But it was loud, like the sirens, and there was a lot of cars driving by.”

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GLEN BURNIE (WJZ) — A Maryland college student is being hailed as a hero after saving a woman from her burning home in Anne Arundel Then he realized the 80 - year - old woman inside needed his help. “So at that time, that’s when I jumped over the fence and went in and opened the door for her.

The college student was walking home from class when he noticed smoke in the air and a fire brewing at the home on Quarterfield Rd.

Then he realized the 80-year-old woman inside needed his help.

“So at that time, that’s when I jumped over the fence and went in and opened the door for her. She was struggling to get the door open,” Williams said.

He helped Johnston to safety as fire crews tamed the flames at the front of her longtime home.

Johnston’s daughter says her mom is currently fighting cancer, struggles with COPD, and uses oxygen.

She calls Williams’ heroic rescue the act of a real-life guardian angel.

“So he just happened to be here,” Carleen Perez, Johnston’s daughter, said. “I believe the Lord put him here for that reason. He was impressed to do it, and he did it.”

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Tré Williams is a 20- year old Maryland college student who says he usually takes the bus home after classes but decided to walk last week because it On his way home he passed a house on fire, and ran in to save a stranger, an 80 - year old woman . His actions saved her life. “I didn’t really think much.

Home fires often have devastating results. But in Muskego, Wisconsin, Darin Alsfelt, stepped in and saved his family from what could have been a total The hero , a 15- year - old boy named Darin Alsfelt, not only helped his family escape the flames, but also sprang into action to get help too, according to

Johnston is now recovering at her daughter’s home.

Williams says he was acting on pure instinct and living out the values his mom taught him as a kid.

“I keep telling everybody, I don’t think I’m a hero or anything,” he said. “It’s just, I did something I wish anybody else would have done.”

Johnston’s family met Williams Wednesday. They gave him a big hug and were able to tell him thank you, and tell his mom — who is very proud — just how thankful they are.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials say the fire originated in a mulch bed and was caused by smoking materials.

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