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2 Strangers Rescue Rowlett Woman From Fire

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ROWLETT (CBSDFW.COM) - A woman in Rowlett was rescued from her home on Friday morning during a fire. The incident happened in the 6400 block of Magnolia Lane. Emergency crews said that two Good Samaritans may have saved the woman’s life, and she is now asking for those heroic individuals to come back.

Carolyn Doughty’s home is a total loss after the fire at about 5:00 a.m. on Friday morning. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. But Doughty is thankful that she was able to get out alive and unharmed, and she credits two strangers who happened to be in the Rowlett neighborhood with taking the time to stop and help.

Those men saw the fire, called 911 and started to knock on the doors and windows of the home. “They were guys driving by,” Doughty said. “I barely remember them. There was two of them driving by, saw the house on fire and they were the ones who woke me up. They said, ‘Are you the only one in there?’ I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ And they said, ‘Okay.’ I didn’t even get to tell them thank you. It was kind of a shock thing. And they were gone.”

Doughty lived in the home by herself, and said that she is a very deep sleeper. She rents the home and lost virtually all of her possessions.

“That’s okay,” Doughty said about the loss. “It gives me a new reason to change things up.”

After getting out of the home safely, Doughty watched the building burn while sitting inside of a police squad car.

Doughty now calls those two heroic men her angels. “The two gentlemen who woke me up, I want them to know I appreciate it very much,” she said. “I’m sorry I was kind of half out of it and in shock. I want to thank you very much, otherwise I probably would not be standing here today.”

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