905 man saves three from house fire

Thornhill Post - - News -

Domenic Fer­ran­tone was walk­ing to his car at 6:15 a.m. on Satur­day, May 6, when he no­ticed flames across the street creep­ing up the side of his neigh­bours’ house on Canyon Hill Road by El­gin Mills Road West and Bathurst Street. At the sight of the fire, he

di­rected his wife to warn the neigh­bours at the houses ad­ja­cent to the fire, and he im­me­di­ately called 911. And then he ran to­ward the fire, which was quickly en­gulf­ing the front of the house, to wake up his neigh­bours.

“They were in bed. As I was knock­ing, the fire alarm went off,” re­called Fer­ran­tone, who was up early to head in to work at the Ea­gles Nest Golf Club.

“The poor lady was half asleep. She thought it was a car alarm. I was just about to kick in the door and she opened the door.”

He was able to get the three peo­ple in the house — a woman and her child and a nanny — out safely. The fire, caused by an elec­tri­cal spark in the walls, died down at around 9:30 a.m. “We pass that house ev­ery day,” said Fer­ran­tone.

“Even though we don’t re­ally know them, we al­ways wave be­cause we’ve been there for 13 years. They’re my neigh­bours. You’d want neigh­bours to help. At the mo­ment, you’d hope every­body would do the same.”

Domenic and Grace Fer­ran­tone

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