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Family Rescued From Home Fire; Ambulance Stolen

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A bizarre story out of west Phoenix, when crews on the scene of an early morning house fire become victims themselves after some crucial emergency equipment is stolen.

“About 4 this morning, I heard a pop, crack in the back of the house,” said homeowner Edward Huth.

Flames were shooting out of his attic, and smoke filled the home, but Huth and his family couldn't escape because the key to the security door was nowhere to be found.

“Some gentleman come and bang on the door said, ‘Get out. Get out. You’re on fire,’” Huth said.

The stranger knocked on Huth's window and then broke it in an effort to get everyone out, sustaining some major cuts during his act of heroism.

“We said, ‘Thank you, and God bless you,’” Huth said.

But the story doesn't stop there. A downed stop sign, broken power poles and smashed up walls were a result of something that took place while crews were at the scene of the fire.

Police said a man named Travis Ward stole an ambulance from the scene, and he took off.

Ward was eventually arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance and felony criminal damage.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department said Ward was high on marijuana when he jumped in and took the ambulance for a joy ride.


 

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