A delivery driver and a good Samaritan save a woman in a wheelchair from a burning house

CLEVELAND (WJW) – A food delivery driver and fellow Good Samaritan are credited with saving the life of a woman in a wheelchair who was trapped in her burning house.

Christopher Baldwin, 50, is an Uber Eats driver. He had just made a delivery to Cleveland’s in the Slavic Village neighborhood on Monday when he saw smoke billowing from a house in the 7200 block of Ottawa Road.

Baldwin called 911 and was heard screaming, “Oh my God, it’s a fire!” It’s a fire! Hello, get out of the house, the house is on fire!

“I immediately stopped my car and jumped out yelling, honking, ‘Is anyone here?'” Baldwin told FOX 8 here. I’m in a wheelchair, what’s wrong? Why are you knocking on my door? I said, ‘Madam, your house is on fire, we have to get you out of here.’ »

But as the flames quickly spread throughout the house, Baldwin realized the woman trapped inside would not survive if she waited for the firefighters. That’s when he started screaming for help.

“Someone help me get this lady out of the house”, and a gentleman came out of nowhere and helped me get this lady out that door in her wheelchair, and the flames consumed everything, everything “, did he declare.

Thanks to the quick actions of Baldwin and the young man who responded to her call for help, the elderly woman had been saved.

Cleveland firefighters arrived soon after and extinguished the fire.

Baldwin says the other rescuer left the scene before anyone could find out his name.

“I don’t know where he came from, but all I know is that he knew what was going on. He knew what I was telling him, yelling at him to do it,” he said.

FOX 8 spoke with the victim over the phone, and although she wasn’t feeling well, she said she was grateful for the efforts of Baldwin and the other good Samaritan.

She calls them her guardian angels.

Turns out she didn’t know about the fire because the house didn’t have working smoke detectors.

Baldwin says this should serve as a warning to all owners and owners.

Baldwin thinks it was more than luck that put him in the right place at the right time.

“It brightened my day, it made me feel really good to know that I helped someone to survive another day, especially in my own community. Yes, it really felt good to serve my purpose,” he said.

The victim is assisted by the Red Cross.

Investigators have not determined the exact cause of the fire.

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