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Neighbor Helped Rescue People From Fatal Enfield Fire

A neighbor rushed to help tenants escape a burning home during what became a fatal fire in Enfield.

A man was killed and four other people rushed to the hospital when flames ripped through 11 Alden Avenue Friday morning.

A neighbor tells NBC Connecticut he saw the smoke from his house, dialed 911, then ran toward the home to try to help.

"There's 3 people upstairs including a baby." Sean Crowley said a woman inside the home who made it out on her own said her son and other relatives were still trapped inside.

"I tried to tell him to stay low, get the baby, cover the baby, keep it low near the ground," Crowley said.

Firefighters were able to save four of the five people inside. One tenant, who authorities have not identified, died in the fire. Investigators are trying to determine how the flames began.

Crowley said he did what he could to ensure no more lives were lost.

"I'm still glad I was there and was able to get two of the three people," Crowley said.

Firefighters are asking anyone with information, videos or photos of the fire to contact them to assist in the investigation.

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