Tré Jones, 25, and Marcus Harvey, 24, were in the neighborhood when they noticed a fire.
“I’m like ‘I smell some smoke. Somebody’s house is on fire,'” Jones said. “There’s people in the front yard, some of them recording.”
“They basically tell us there’s a guy inside the house,” Harvey added. “We didn’t know where he was at, just heard him screaming and everything.”
“Then I started hearing him,” Jones said. “I’m like so why are you all just standing there?”
Jones and Harvey immediately sprung into action.
“So I kicked the door in. When I kicked the door in, fire, smoke, all that came through,” Jones said. “It blew out at me. I see a little tunnel area I can duck down and get underneath the smoke. Now I could hear him a lot more clear so I’m like ‘here I come,'” Jones recalled. “Picked him up, scooted him out the house. When I got to the door, Marcus assisted me. He grabbed by his pants. We dragged him out here. That’s when the firefighters came and stuff.”
“As we’re coming out of the house, we can’t see anything but only thing I can sit there and tell you if you believe in God, mysterious things will happen,” Harvey said. “He was there the whole entire time showing us the way out.”
The victim, 56-year-old Guy Tarlton, fell asleep while cooking dinner. The fire is believed to have started in the oven.
Tarlton’s nephew says his uncle’s home had no smoke alarms. Guy is now in critical condition at the hospital, but alive.