Good Samaritans help save residents at sober living facility

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX - Firefighters are crediting Good Samaritans for helping two men escape from a burning Phoenix home near 15th avenue and Osborn Monday evening.

Adam Steuter, 29, says he was eating dinner with his wife outside of their home just after 6 p.m. Monday evening when they noticed flames coming from a house four doors down. Steuter says he ran down the block to the 1500 block of W. Whitton Avenue.

He and several other Good Samaritans reportedly banged on doors and broke in windows, helping two men inside get outside to safety.

Firefighers believe at least one of the victims was sleeping at the time and say the neighbors helped in getting him out of the house may have saved his life. The man, in his 60s, was treated on the scene for second-degree burns and transported ot a local hospital.

The house is a sober living facility known as Journeys for Men and is currently home to about seven recovering addicts.

The home was severly burned and likely a total loss. Fire investigators are still working to determine what caused the blaze.