Madison
66° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Teens skip class, save 94-year-old from fire

Published On: Mar 19 2014 10:52:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 19 2014 11:00:59 AM CDT
fire

istock

Three teens who were skipping school ended up saving a 94-year-old woman from a house fire.

Garen Kissoyan, Peter Kravariotis and Kirill Yantikov are seniors at a high school in San Ramon, Calif. The three friends were cutting class at 10 a.m. on Monday when they saw smoke billowing out of the back of a house, according to NBC Bay Area. They saw a woman in the garage, who told them that her elderly mother was trapped inside the home. The teens ran inside and discovered the woman sitting in a chair, covered in soot. She was clearly suffering from burns.

"The only thing she said to us was 'I'm on fire,' and it was kind of shocking to me to hear that," said Kravariotis.

Firefighters eventually arrived on scene and extinguished the fire and investigators are still looking into the cause.

The elderly woman is in critical condition in a burn center in San Francisco.

Advertisement
  • Lethal injection

    Reuters

    History of the death penalty in America

    The alleged botched execution of Arizona prison inmate Joseph Wood has put capital punishment -- specifically, the manner in which criminals are executed -- back in the spotlight. Take a look at the history of the death penalty in America.

  • Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

    Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

    Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

  • smile

    istock

    Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

    It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

Advertisement