• Five men come to woman's rescue from Lawrence Co. house fire

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    PERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Five men helped rescue a woman from a house fire Friday morning in Lawrence County.

    Officials said the blaze was reported at a home on Portersville Road in Perry Township about 8 a.m.

    Police said a woman on oxygen was trapped inside, but was rescued thanks to her neighbor Nathan Boyle, who ran into the burning home.

    “I push through the front door, immediately went down. It was too much, but I could hear her screaming, ‘Help me. Help me,’” said Boyle.

    Boyle said a few other guys stopped and started helping, breaking down the back door, where they found the woman on the floor.

    “We had to keep going outside to get air. It took us about four different tries to pull her out, get her to safety,” said Boyle.

    Boyle admitted that he was not thinking and acted on instinct. He said he is glad the woman is alive, but does not think he did anything special.

    “No, I don’t feel any different,” said Boyle. “It’s just another day.”

    State police did not release the woman’s name, but said she is in burn unit with severe burns to her body.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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