Retired firefighter saves 2 kids from burning Phoenix home

Apr 6, 2023, 4:15 AM | Updated: 10:22 am

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — Sometimes we find ourselves at the right place at the right time.

That happened for retired firefighter Dana Lambert when he was leaving the gym Wednesday morning and noticed early fire signs at a home near 24th Street and Southern Avenue in Phoenix.

As the first to arrive to the scene — where neighbors screamed there were children inside the home — Lambert jumped over the fence and worked to get the two girls out.

He even helped saved the little girl’s puppy, said Lambert.

“For me to just sit in my truck and me able to hop out and do it and grab one — loved it,” Lambert said during a press conference.

“Every fireman that’s in a blue shirt would do it exactly like I did.”

Lambert, who said he retired as an Emergency Management fire captain four years ago, arrived just in time. He said he heard propane tanks explode on the side of the house and saw smoke coming from the home, but both girls rescued were in good condition.

The mother of the two children gave Lambert a long hug when they met shortly after he saved the children.

“Your girls are very brave,” Lambert told her.

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Retired firefighter saves 2 kids from burning Phoenix home