Off duty firefighters in regular clothes rescue man from burning house

Heroic actions of two off duty Cedartown firefighters may have saved the life of an elderly man whose house caught on fire earlier this afternoon. According to Polk County 911, Cedartown Fire, Cedartown Police, Polk County Police, and Redmond EMS all responded to a possible entrapment at a house at 95 West Prior Street in Cedartown where a fire had spread throughout a room in the home. Cedartown Fire Chief Sammy Stephens told WGAA News that two off duty firefighters, Kyle Waters and Lance Green heard the initial dispatch over the radio and were in the area and promptly responded to the scene. The two firefighters, in regular clothing, pulled the unidentified man from the burning building as units arrived. Fire units on the scene were able to douse the flames before spreading to the rest of the house. The man was transported to a Rome area hospital by Redmond EMS where his condition is not known at this time. Waters and Green were both treated on the scene for smoke inhalation but were not harmed and are currently back on the job.