Passer-By Saves Father, Son from Fire Officials Seeking Rescuer's Identity

By Rooney, Timothy S. | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), May 6, 1996 | Go to article overview

Passer-By Saves Father, Son from Fire Officials Seeking Rescuer's Identity


Rooney, Timothy S., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Timothy S. Rooney Daily Herald Staff Writer

A passer-by stopped, pounded on doors, broke windows and injured himself rescuing a Streamwood family from their burning home early Sunday.

The unidentified man was praised by firefighters, who credited him with alerting a sleeping father and son.

Officials hope to find the name of the good Samaritan so they can thank him, Streamwood Deputy Chief Bill Stipp said.

"He certainly went out of his way to do something special for these people," Stipp said. "He could have just kept going and called when he got home."

By then, the man and son could have been hurt in the fast-moving fire, Stipp said.

The man apparently was driving by, saw flames coming from the garage at 115 Hastings Mill Road in Streamwood, and stopped. It was just before midnight Sunday when he made several efforts to alert Scott Campbell and his son their home was ablaze.

The rescuer pounded on the front door, then, when he failed to wake the residents, went to a back patio door and broke the glass, authorities said. The commotion woke up the residents, they said.

The man was treated on the scene for minor injuries and released. He suffered cuts to his hands and forearms in the process of shattering the back patio doors to alert the pair, said Stipp.

"They were completely unaware of what was going on," Stipp said. …

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