Neighbours rush to help couple fighting Christmas Eve house fire

Scene of apartment fire in Spartanburg

Emergency crews responded to a deadly fire inside a senior housing complex in Abington.

A fire spokesman said the blaze was completely out by 7:30 a.m. Firefighters found heavy fire in that person's apartment.

Witnesses on the scene say a neighbor kicked down the door to rescue a man.

The fire, which firefighters believe started at the Christmas tree in the living room, caused extensive damage to the first floor of the home. He said neighbors were bringing blankets for the residents to wrap themselves in and offering their houses as shelter on the cold, snowy morning. The homeowner called 911 to report a fire in her kitchen.

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The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.

Fire ripped through the home of a firefighter from the Pembroke, Kentucky Fire Department.

Also on Christmas Eve, there was a vehicle fire on Kingston Court in New Sudbury, outside a residence. They attacked the flames and had the fire under control quickly.

No injuries were reported and the family got out safely, authorities said.

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