Dad-to-Be Rescues Neighbor From Burning Home

All in a day's work: A northeastern Pennsylvania man saved a woman from her burning house, then raced his wife to the hospital when she went into labor.
Forty-four-year-old Marie Michalek tells The Times-Tribune of Scranton that she escaped her burning home overnight Friday by kicking out a second-floor window and stepping onto the roof with her dog under an arm. A man who recently moved to the neighborhood was waiting for them with a ladder, and they were able to make it down safely.
She says the neighbor introduced himself as Tom, then hurried away to drive his wife to the delivery room.
A state police fire marshal says the fire began in a shed between two homes, and he ruled it an arson. Both structures were heavily damaged. All five people in the homes got out safely.

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