An off-duty firefighter from Greenwich sprung into action on Saturday after noticing a fire broke out at an apartment complex in Waterbury and rushed to help, according to Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary.
Doug Howley was driving to a birthday party, the Mayor said on Facebook when he saw the fire located at 1400 Meriden Road.
There he observed a father and daughter attempting to flee the second-floor apartment where the fire had begun. The father was able to lower his daughter into Doug's arms shortly before the Waterbury Firefighters arrived on the scene.
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According to the Waterbury Fire Department, two adults were also rescued from the fire.
Doug Howley's praise didn't end with Mayor O’Leary.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.