In August, Columbus Dispatch newspaper carrier Ben Carroll was delivering papers on his bicycle around 5 a.m. when he smelled smoke. That’s when he saw the flames on the side of a two-story house. “I banged on the front door, and no one answered,” he told the Dispatch. “Then I called the fire department. Then I went around and banged on the side door, and no one answered. I could see a child through a little window. I just kept banging and yelling and banging and yelling.” Within minutes, five adults and six children ran out the door. Carroll helped them across the street as firefighters arrived. No one was injured.
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