NORTHERN CAMBRIA BOROUGH, CAMBRIA COUNTY--- Carrolltown Borough Police Chief William Hines was at the right place at the right time Tuesday morning.
“I was driving through when I noticed smoke coming from the second floor of the home,” said Hines. “I called 9-11.”
Hines was on his back after assisting another department with a search warrant when he was on Bigler Avenue.
“I pulled over and there was Robert Falduto who was already checking the house to make sure everyone was out.”
Falduto works for Northern Cambria Borough and also noticed the smoke around nine Tuesday morning. Falduto declined an interview. Hines said if it wasn’t for him the fire could have been a lot worse.
“If it wasn’t for Falduto noticing the smoke this could have became a fully involved fire pretty quick.”
One person was home when the fire started, they weren’t hurt. Hines said a family dog was rescued from the home.
Firefighters from area departments quickly responded and put the fire out. No word on what started the fire.