Video Captures Moment Man and Woman Run Into House Fire to Save Family

Nathan Wright, of Jacksonville, Florida, was filming a before-and-after TikTok video showing off his landscaping work Tuesday when he was given the unexpected chance to save lives.

While filming the video, along with April Spell, he noticed smoke billowing from a nearby house. He continued to record while he and Spell ran toward the property.

When the pair called out to see if anyone was inside the house, someone yelled back for help.

According to News4Jax, a woman was inside the house, attempting to pull her paralyzed husband to safety. Wright immediately helped the man while Spell helped the woman out.

"It wasn't a thought, it was just go," Wright told the outlet.

"We could hear her say, 'Yes, we're in here'," said Spell. "And at the point I'm not going to let her—I can hear her voice, so if I can hear her voice, she has to be close enough to where we can get in and get her and get him out."


We saved some beautiful people to day thank you lord for the strength you is the best ❤️

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Although Wright dropped his phone upon entering the property, the video still managed to capture the smoking house from outside and caught the audio of the rescue.

"Damn their s**t on fire for real. I don't think they even know," he can be heard saying as he runs towards the house.

"Is someone in there?" he repeated. Spell can be heard advising: "Y'all get down."

The video has been viewed over 1.3 million times and captured the sound of the pair entering the house and helping the married couple, against a black screen. "Oh my god," can repeatedly be heard.

Wright captioned the video: "We saved some beautiful people today. Thank you lord for the strength, you is the best."

According to News4Jax, another man was trapped further in the house that Wright and Spell were unable to get to. "Unfortunately, we couldn't get down the hallway to get him out," he said.

A spokesperson for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department told the outlet that one person who was inside the house was hospitalized in serious condition.

Wright and Spell's heroic efforts to bravely enter the house have been applauded by users online. One firefighter commented: "I am so proud to see this. Great job."

"It takes a special kind of person to risk their life to save another," commented another user.

"This type of love for human life is what I live for," noted another.

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