Home Care Worker Saves Elderly Couple From 2-Alarm San Jose House Fire

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Sunday, Jul 6, 2014  |  Updated 11:02 AM PDT
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Firefighters are crediting a home health care worker with saving the lives of an elderly couple from a two-alarm house fire in the South Bay.

Firefighters are crediting a home health care worker with saving the lives of an elderly couple from a two-alarm house fire in the South Bay.

Firefighters are crediting a home health care worker with saving the lives of an elderly couple from a two-alarm house fire in the South Bay.

The fire broke out just before 5 p.m. Saturday at a home on Braxton Avenue in south San Jose.

It was Conrad Gozon’s first day caring for a 92-year-old man and his wife.

Gozon said he smelled smoke, and then saw the fire.

He dragged the 92-year-old man out of the house and then went back into the home, which was engulfed in flames, to rescue the elderly woman.

“I can’t leave nobody behind … but at the same time I was panicking, I was on my adrenalin rush, so I gotta do what I gotta do," he said.

Investigators say the cause is under investigation but they suspect the fire was sparked by one of those old free-standing hair dryers.

The house is considered a total loss but nobody was seriously hurt.

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