William Smith, who was passing by when he saw the fire, put water on the burning house at 3158 Leestown Road in Lexington on Sept. 18, 2015. Occupant Clarence Woodrum was rescued from his second floor balcony by Smith and another man. Smith saw the fire and stopped to help rescue Woodrum and then put water on the fire until firefighters arrived. The fire department also rescued several of Woodrum’s dogs and gave them oxygen before returning them to Woodrum.
William Smith, who was passing by when he saw the fire, put water on the burning house at 3158 Leestown Road in Lexington on Sept. 18, 2015. Occupant Clarence Woodrum was rescued from his second floor balcony by Smith and another man. Smith saw the fire and stopped to help rescue Woodrum and then put water on the fire until firefighters arrived. The fire department also rescued several of Woodrum’s dogs and gave them oxygen before returning them to Woodrum. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com
William Smith, who was passing by when he saw the fire, put water on the burning house at 3158 Leestown Road in Lexington on Sept. 18, 2015. Occupant Clarence Woodrum was rescued from his second floor balcony by Smith and another man. Smith saw the fire and stopped to help rescue Woodrum and then put water on the fire until firefighters arrived. The fire department also rescued several of Woodrum’s dogs and gave them oxygen before returning them to Woodrum. Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com

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