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- No injuries have been reported at the time as the Florida State Fire Marshal will conduct an investigation.
A Deerfield Beach resident just took being a neighbor to a whole new level after saving the life of the elderly man next door during a house fire.
Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near SW 3rd Court, where Alan Potrzuski told them he heard commotion at his neighbor’s house.
The 64-year-old saw black smoke coming out of the neighboring home and took out the mask he uses as a pest control technician and began to extinguish the dishwasher fire.
Upon arrival, BSO Fire Rescue found a mostly extinguished fire.
“Mr. Potrzuski‘s swift actions likely contributed to the homeowners safe escape and minimized damages to the home from the fire," they said in a statement. "This situation clearly emphasizes the importance for homeowners to not only have working smoke alarms in their home, but fire extinguishers as well."
No injuries have been reported at the time as the Florida State Fire Marshal will conduct an investigation.