Unhoused man hailed as an ‘angel’ after rescuing a family from an apartment fire


Joe Hollins heard screams and ran to help a woman who dropped her daughters and two dogs, then jumped to escape the flames

An unhoused man in Arizona has earned the title of “angel” from a woman whom he helped rescue from a burning apartment, alongside her children and pets.

As those at the center of the extraordinary story told it to CBS News, Joe Hollins and his wife have been experiencing homelessness and happened to be camped out near an apartment which caught fire early on Thursday in Phoenix. Hollins became aware of the emergency when he heard screams coming from the apartment.

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