A woman and her three children are thankful to a good Samaritan who was driving by and helped rescue them from their Detroit home which was engulfed in flames.

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The fire broke out shortly before 10:00 am Tuesday (Jan 3) at the home on Syracuse Street in Hamtramck, according to Detroit TV station WDIV-TV.

Four Family Members Rescued

The mother and her three children, ages 2, 3, and 9, were trapped inside the home at the time of the blaze. The family members were pulled from the burning home and the children were taken to Children's Hospital of Michigan and are expected to be OK.

The children's mother was taken to another hospital and all are being treated for smoke inhalation.

Ednen Gobah is the woman's cousin and he tells the TV station how grateful he is that the good Samaritan was in the right place at the right time, and was willing to run into the burning house.

"You know how lucky they are," Gobah says. "And when he [was] coming this way, he [saw] the lady calling for help, and he stopped and he helped her and went inside and helped her kids."


An Incredible Coincidence

Gobah says there's actually a connection between the family and the good Samaritan. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, actually works for the company run by the homeowner.

Officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire. Everyone is grateful for the good Samaritan who was willing to run into the house to save the family.


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