Comcast workers save elderly woman from house fire
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Two South Florida cable workers went beyond their job description switching from repairmen to rescuers.
Two Comcast workers were working out of a home along Northwest 211th Street and 35th Avenue in Miami Gardens when a child inside screamed the house was on fire.
The workers ran to the front of the house and saw smoke. The child said her grandmother was still inside the home.
The men went back into the home, which was filled with smoke, and got the grandmother out. Technician Ramon Rodriguez recalled running to the rescue. "When she was laying down I asked her, 'Mami, Mami, you OK?' She said, 'Yes, thank you, thank you.' She just looked at me and said, 'Thank you.'"
"It was full of smoke," said the other technician Alex De La Rosa. "It was real dark. All you heard was popping noise, pop, pop, popping noises."
For the older technician, the rescue came on his last day in the field.
The elderly woman was taken to the hospital.
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