Lucia Rasbot (left) and Emanuel Cabrales found a man who
was inside the burning Gresham house.

GRESHAM, Ore. (KATU-TV)— A good Samaritan is credited with
saving a man’s life Tuesday morning.

Gresham Fire received multiple calls to 911 reporting a fire in
the 1700 block of SW Orchard Place just before 8:30 a.m.

Lucia Rasbot and Emanuel Cabrales were on their way to work
when they saw the smoke and decided to investigate.

Emanuel says he knocked on the front door, but no one answered.

The husband and wife went around to the backyard and saw the
sliding door was open slightly. Cabrales says he saw the victim
lying on the floor.

“I just went inside and just pulled him out.” Rasbot says “the fire
was pretty close to his head near the door.”

When Cabrales was asked about being considered a hero, he
replied “I think everybody deserves a second chance, no? I
think if I was there, I’d want somebody to take me out of there.
I hope he’s okay.”

The seriously injured victim was taken to the hospital for

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire, and the
condition of the victim has not been released.

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