AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An Akron man is deemed a hero after pulling his neighbor from his burning bedroom.
It happened just after 1AM on 13th Street in the city.
Firefighters say the man was smoking in bed and fell asleep. The smoke fell from his grip and the mattress caught on fire.
Luckily, his astute neighbor smelled smoke, rushed into the home and grabbed the 54-year-old homeowner from his burning bed.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital with 1st and 2nd degree burns to his back and shoulder.
The blaze was quickly contained by the Akron Fire Department and confined to the bedroom.