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Men save teenager with special needs from Middleboro fire

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MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) - It was a daring rescue in Middleboro Sunday when two men ran into a house to save a teenage boy with special needs.

Eric Fruzzetti and Kenneth Baker were mowing the lawn when they both noticed the smoke.

"I opened the door and it's pitch black, the heat was just coming out,” Baker said.

Baker’s grandson, Bobby, has special needs and was inside the house as it was burning.

"I was just praying to God he wasn't in where the flames were," Baker said

With the fire raging their task wasn't easy.

“It was kind of reach through the blackness to find an arm, a piece of clothing to grab," Fruzzetti said.

Bobby was able to tell them where he was and they followed the sound of his voice.

"Whether I was going to die doing it, I was determined to get him and get him outside,” Baker said.

The two men did just that, getting Bobby out safely by the time firefighters showed up.

Both men said they are relived no one was hurt and that they were just doing what needed to be done.

"He's in the burning up house, what are you going to do?  You got to get him out. You can't stand around waiting, you’ve got to act,” Fruzzetti said.

The community is coming together to help, including school employees who brought clothes for Bobby to wear.
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