Man credited with saving Detroit father's life after pulling him from house fire

Published On: Dec 03 2012 05:27:29 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 03 2012 06:00:39 PM EST

Norris Wynne was credited with saving a man's life by pulling him out of the wreckage after a home exploded in Detroit.


If there are angels on Earth, Norris Wynne has to be one of them.

Wynne gave Salina Marshall another day with her father after the home he lived in exploded in Detroit on Sunday night.

"He saved my father's life," said Marshall.

Wynne said he heard the explosion and went inside the home to see if anyone needed help.

"I went up and pulled him out and both his legs were on fire," said Wynne.

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Marshall says she's glad her father wasn't taken from her, but she is appalled that looters took some belongings from the home before the family could go through the damage.

"It's hard when you want to get your mementos and you can't because they already took them," said Marshall.

As for her family, she says she can't thank her heroes enough for putting their lives in danger to help a complete stranger.

"If I was in that situation, I would want somebody to try to save me," said Wynne.

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