Neighbor rescues people from porch of burning home


SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - An early morning fire in Shelbyville could have been much worse if not for a quick-thinking neighbor.

A home in the 400 block of West South 1st St. caught fire a little after 1 a.m.

The back side of the house was fully engulfed.

Firefighters said a neighbor noticed people trapped on the porch during the fire.

The neighbor backed his truck up to the porch, and the stranded people were able to jump to safety.

No one was hurt.

A cause of the fire has not yet been released.

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