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Neighbor saves woman from burning Socorro home

By: Ruben Veloz
EL PASO, Texas -- Firefighters are investigating what started a fire that raced through a Socorro family's home, leaving them displaced.
 
A neighbor tells KFOX14 he ran to warn the homeowners after noticing the fire from his porch.
 
He said he found a woman inside who had no idea the home was burning until she heard a knock at the door.
 
 "I saw the smoke, I saw the flames and I thought it doesn't look right," said the neighbor. "I ran over there and there were lights inside the house and I could see a young lady, you know moving around."
 
The unidentified neighbor told KFOX14 a woman and an elderly couple lived at the home.
 
He says he ran to warn the homeowners, but when he knocked on the door no one answered.
          
That's when he let himself in, saw a woman inside, and told her what was happening.
 
"I said your house is on fire, where is your mom and dad because they are elderly. She said they are not here. I said get out, get out your house is on fire and she started crying."
 
Socorro police said the house fire started around 9:16 p.m. Monday near Ernest Way and Passmore Road.
 
Within minutes, witnesses say the house was engulfed in flames.
 
Neighbors even said they heard small explosions.
 
 Police said the fire spread to a power pole nearby, cutting off electricity to neighbors.
 
Basically we had just some electrical sparks, which is why we called the electrical company and we cut it off," Socorro Police Sgt. Elias Valera
 
Valera said it took firefighters about two hours to get the fire under control.
 
Valera said the family will receive help from the Red Cross.
 
"We will notify Red Cross and do what we can to get them the help that they need."
 
No one was injured in this fire.
 

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