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Hero describes kicking in door, pulling man from burning home

Posted at 12:10 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 00:10:42-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Family members are shedding new light on the fire that ripped through a Highland Springs home and sent a man to the hospital Friday night.

Fire investigators said an unattended pan of grease on the stove sparked the fire that displaced several people from the home on North Elm Avenue.

Family members of the victim, who saw him moments before the fire started, came to his rescue.

“I came by, cut the stove off and then I left  for about 30 minutes,” Freddie Beal said. “And then I got a call saying the house was on fire, so then I called my nephew.”

Daquan Glover

Daquan Glover

Daquan Glover made it just in time.

“I rushed over here, kicked in the door, and got my great-uncle out of the fire," Glover said.

The victim is expected to be ok. One dog of the family’s two dogs died in the fire.