Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tobique First Nation Resident Says Neighbours Pulled His Son from Burning Home

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tobique First Nation Resident Says Neighbours Pulled His Son from Burning Home

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Man credits neighbours' strength for rescue

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TOBIQUE, N.B. - A resident of a New Brunswick First Nation is crediting the strength of several band members for saving his 12-year-old son as they struggled to exit their burning home.

Daniel Saulis said he was struggling to maintain consciousness before several young men in their 20s broke the window of his burning Tobique First Nation home early Sunday and hauled he and his son Hunter out.

"If it wasn't for them, I don't think we would have got out," he said Wednesday.

Saulis said a porch fire had spread into the kitchen, and the doors out of the house wouldn't open or were blocked by heat, so they retreated into a bedroom and attempted to open a window.

He and Hunter heard people outside asking if they needed help, and he told them they did. …

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