Man save stranger from burning home

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Neighbors in one Marietta community are calling a man a hero after they say he saved one of their neighbors from his burning home.

"Deh'von Farley saved his life," Ty Woods said. "He literally saved his life."

Ty Woods told FOX 5 he's never seen anything like the moment he witnesses Friday when he saw a construction worker sprinting towards a house fire. 

"He started yelling 'Fire, fire. I need something to break the window,'" Woods said.

That man was Deh'von Farley, a construction worker installing a water pipe in the neighborhood at the time of the fire.

"I thought it was someone just burning wood, but then the smoke got thicker, so it was just instinct to rush over there," Deh'von Farley said.

Farley said he started screaming to see if anyone was trapped inside.

"I heard someone say 'Yes, I'm in here please help me,'" Farley said.

Farley said that's when he used his fists to break a glass window.

"I had to literally grab him and pull him out," Farley said.

Neighbors told FOX 5 without Farley the man wouldn't have made it out alive.

"Who does that? Honestly, no one does that kind of thing anymore," Donna Doane said. "He didn't think about himself. He just bolted into action. Deh'von restored my faith in humanity. It was amazing."

FOX 5 asked Farley what he thinks about people calling him a hero. He said, "I just did what had to be done. It's about being selfless. I hope if I were in that position someone would do the same for me."

Farley and the resident are expected to make full recoveries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.