Right place at the right time, teens cutting class become heroes
SAN RAMON, Calif. – An elderly woman is alive after three teens pulled her out of a burning home.
According to reports, the three senior high school students were skipping class to get something to eat when they saw smoke coming from a neighborhood home.
The teens, Garen Kissoyan, Peter Kravariotis and Kirill Yantikov, drove up and saw Dianna Davis in the garage calling for help.
“I was turning on the hose, she was on the phone with 911,” Kissoyan said. “We asked the lady if anyone was in the house at the time – she didn’t respond.”
The woman eventually told the high school students her elderly mother was inside the home.
After running into the burning home, the teens discovered an elderly woman sitting in a chair.
The 94-year-old woman was covered in soot and suffering from burns.
“When we picked up the chair and we grabbed the dog,” Kravariotis said, “the only thing she said to us was ‘I’m on fire,’ and it was kind of shocking to me to hear that.”
A neighbor who witnessed the event said he believes that if the woman had been in there any longer, she would not have survived.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the two-alarm blaze.
After ambulances arrived, the woman was taken to a burn center in San Francisco, where she remains in critical condition.