Good Samaritan honored for rescuing 4 people from Canton house fire

CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - A Canton man who saved four people from a burning home was honored at a special ceremony Monday morning.

Canton firefighters honor man who saved four residents from burning home.
Canton firefighters honor man who saved four residents from burning home. (Source: WOIO)

Norman Yoder was presented the Good Samaritan Award from Canton firefighters.

Norman Yoder receives the Good Samaritan Award.
Norman Yoder receives the Good Samaritan Award. (Source: WOIO)

Firefighters said on July 15 around 8 a.m., six adults were trapped inside a home in the 900 block of Smith Ave. SW.

Four of those adults were sleeping on the second floor.

According to firefighters, Yoder was driving by with a ladder on his vehicle and brought those four residents to safety.

Norman Yoder saved four people from a burning home on July 15.
Norman Yoder saved four people from a burning home on July 15. (Source: WOIO)

The other two adults were sleeping in the basement and helped out by firefighters.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital.

Two dogs were killed in the fire and one cat was saved, said firefighters.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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