A joiner and window cleaner have recently been hailed heroes after saving people from a burning building!

The incident occurred last week in Melfort Place, Trottick where James Kinnes and his granddaughter Dexy were trapped in an inferno that was tearing through their home. Window cleaner, George Davie was working in the area when joiner Alex Chaplain alerted him to the fire. He saw smoke from his nearby home and ran to the house. When he got there, he described the scene he saw. He stated: “I came back to get a saw blade and something caught my eye.”

“I saw smoke coming out of the window, so ran over.”

“I went inside but the electrics were ablaze with smoke everywhere.”

Panicking when he realised that Dexy was still inside, he rushed over to window cleaner George and grabbed his ladder.”

George added: “There were flames around everything and then there was an explosion.”

“It sounded like it came from electricity somewhere.”

Rushing to the home, the tradesmen positioned the ladder up to the window. From there, they were able to get Dexy out of the house. Mr Kinnes described: “By that time there was black smoke and flames everywhere — it was toxic.”

“The girl was brave.”

“We managed to get her on to the ladder and out of the window.”

“With the flames and smoke, I don’t think she would have managed to get out any other way.”

“I am so glad that the girl was brave enough to get herself on to the ladder.”

If it wasn’t for joiner Alex Chaplain though noticing the fire, there is a chance that the outcome would not have been as positive. Mr Kinnes stated: “If it wasn’t for Alex then I might have never known about the fire.”

“The way the houses are, I wouldn’t have even noticed what was going on until it was too late.”

“All I can say is thank God we were there.”

“The only reason I wasn’t there the day before is because my car was in for an MOT.”

“We normally wouldn’t have been there at that time.”

“I am so glad that we were though.”

Now, Dexy’s father, Mark Meldrum, is hailing the tradesmen heroes! He described: “This could have been a lot worse.”

“They saved my daughter’s life.”

“I just want to thank them for what they did — and I will do when I see them in person.”

So what do you think of this? Have you heard of any other similar stories? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk

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