She is used to saving lives every day in the hospital, so it's no surprise nurse Leslie Moore sprang into action when her elderly neighbor’s home caught fire.
Leslie Moore was returning home from work early Thursday morning when she heard an alarm coming from a home across the street. So she decided to step in and investigate.
"I didn't see any flames until I got in the house," Leslie said.
Welcomed by smoke, Leslie knew someone was in trouble.
When she saw a woman inside, nearly unconscious, instinct kicked in.
"I knew she had to get out of there, and I knew to make sure she kept breathing," Leslie said.
"The smoke actually got so bad I had to pick her up, and I carried her across the lawn and was holding her at one point," Leslie said.
Leslie attempted to call 911, but then another obstacle arose. Her phone was not working.
"I had my keys in my pocket and my car was sitting in my driveway, so I hit the panic button," Leslie said.
Leslie’s parents heard the alarm and called police.
Trey Box says it was his aunt, Trina Knowles, who Leslie saved from the burning home.
"The whole family thanks her from the bottom of our hearts," Box said.
He calls Leslie’s timing a God send.
"Without a doubt, my aunt would not have survived this. Without a doubt," Box said. "We're definitely counting our blessings.”
But like most heroes say, Leslie says she was just doing the right thing.
"I think it's human nature to want to help someone,” Leslie said. “Just to help someone shouldn't be looked at as a hero.”
Knowles’ family says she is on the road to recovery in the hospital. They say she suffers from minor burns and smoke inhalation.
Sadly, her dog may have died in the fire.
The cause is under investigation.