When Jimmy Creevy saw his disabled neighbour’s house on fire he rushed to the rescue without a second’s hesitation.
Now the Lancaster pensioner is being hailed as a hero because his actions may have saved the man’s life.
Helped by a passer by, Jimmy ran into the smoke-filled bungalow on Sefton Drive at Scale Hall and pulled his neighbour to safety.
“People were on the street saying ‘he’s not in, he’s not in’, but I knew he was,” said Jimmy.
“There was smoke coming out of the front door. It was open. I went in and he was lying in front of the telly, unconscious.
“He’s disabled and uses a wheelchair.
“We got him out and the fire crew put the fire out. The kitchen was burnt out. They said it was a chip pan caused it.
“He’s a lucky man. He was in hospital but I’ve spoken to his son and he says he’s OK.”
Lynsey Beaton, Jimmy’s daughter, said: “My dad is a selfless man and a fantastic dad and granddad. In our eyes he is a hero.”
Jimmy and Lynsey would like to track down the passer by who helped with the rescue on December 27 so they can thank him. If you are that man, please contact The Visitor on 01524 834094.