Good samaritan wanted for rescuing family from house fire - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Good samaritan wanted for rescuing family from house fire

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Columbus woman speaks out about domestic violence

    Columbus woman speaks out about domestic violence

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:23:03 GMT
    A Columbus woman is speaking out about domestic violence. She speaks about her near death experience and the fight to regain control of her life.More >>
    A Columbus woman is speaking out about domestic violence. She speaks about her near death experience and the fight to regain control of her life.More >>
  • Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:26:01 GMT
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair
    More >>
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair since 2010 when the fair restarted, and it originated in 1980 to raise money to refurbish the old courthouse after it began to deteriorate.More >>
  • Boy, 1, drowns in West Point Lake

    Boy, 1, drowns in West Point Lake

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:07:06 GMT
    A baby is dead after drowning in a west Georgia lake this weekend. Troup County Sheriff's Officials say deputies were called to West Point Lake after a 911 call Sunday afternoon.More >>
    A baby is dead after drowning in a west Georgia lake this weekend. Troup County Sheriff's Officials say deputies were called to West Point Lake after a 911 call Sunday afternoon.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A house in Columbus went up in flames in the middle of the night and a mother and three children were sent to the hospital.

The children are 13, 11, and 5 years old, respectively.

While the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, investigators are searching for a good samaritan who helped the family. They say they are searching for a man who knocked on the door and helped pull the mother and her children to safety.

Antonio Hall also helped the family get to safety. He says it was the first fire he has ever seen.

"I was just getting in the bed when I heard that loud explosion once I run outside I saw the family running down the side walk, so I grabbed the little girl picked her up and brought her up here and she didn't want me to put her down," says Hall.

Anyone with information can call fire investigators at 706-653-3500.

The fire started just before midnight at a home located in the 1600 block of Melody Dr. in Columbus.

Preliminary reports indicate that the woman and children's injuries are non-life threatening. The four victims were transported to the burn center in Augusta, Ga.

Copyright 2013 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.