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June 17, 2014
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Off-duty dispatcher saves 2 as fire engulfs home

Firefighters hadn't yet arrived, so he broke the basement window and saw a man and a woman lying face down as the room filled with smoke

NBC Philadelphia

CARTERET, N.J. — An off-duty police dispatcher rescued two people trapped in a basement bedroom after a fire broke out at a New Jersey home early Monday, authorities and witnesses say. 

Seven people were in the Carteret home on Capp Street when flames erupted around 5 a.m. Five of those people got out on their own, but two were trapped in the basement. 

Eric Seniakevgch was leaving his girlfriend's house to go to work as a police dispatcher when he saw a column of smoke. He raced to the flaming home. Firefighters hadn't yet arrived, so he broke the basement window and saw a man and a woman lying face down as the room filled with smoke. 

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