Van Buren fire rescuer is Good Neighbor Award winner
By Laura Hand
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:00:41 GMT — David Koegel is this year's Red Cross Good Neighbor Real Hero, after he pulled a 79 year old neighbor from her burning home. Koegel was awakened about 4:30am by a honking horn and calls of 'fire' from a passing motorist. He saw smoke coming from Kay Oldenburg's garage, ran across to the home and broke a bedroom window and crawled into the burning house. She was not in bed, so he checked the living room, where he found her walking, trying to rescue her cats. He was able to get her out, where she was treated for smoke inhalation, but is ok.David Koegel says he never thought twice about going in for the fire rescue.
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