A plumber in Staten Island who was on the job in Harlem came to the rescue on Tuesday after an elderly woman was trapped in a burning apartment building, according to the New York Daily News. BDP San Diego Plumber

Emergency Plumber Chula Vista. The plumber was Anthony Tatulli, 43 years old, also a pancreatic cancer survivor, was installing a sprinkler system down the block with his team from Village Plumbing and Heating when he saw flames coming out of the Frederick Douglas Boulevard building and quickly ran inside. Emergency Plumbing Poway

“Hold on, you’re going for a ride,” Anthony Tatulli, 43, told the woman before scooping her up in his arms like a baby, and carrying her down a flight of stairs and out of the Frederick Douglass Blvd building near W. 139th St. at 9:15 a.m. as flames devoured the bottom floor.

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“When something like this happens, you either react or you don’t react,” Tatulli said about the heroic save. “I didn’t think that the building could have blown up. All you think about is the task at hand.”

source: New York Daily News

According to Red Cross, the massive blaze that torn the building left 17 residents homeless. Del Mar Plumber Now

When Tatulli stepped outside, “the corner was covered in smoke,” he said.

He and two of his employees called 911 on their cellphones as they ran into the building, where they knocked on doors and kicked in windows to help people get out.

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Due to Tatulli’s quick response, he was able to find the bewildered woman in the second floor hallway.

“She was right outside her apartment door,” he remembered. “She had no idea what was going on.”

source: New York Daily News

Tautly added that what bothers him is seeing the residents being out of their homes on Thanksgiving Day.

“I feel bad that it’s Thanksgiving and they’re out of their homes,” Tatulli said. “That’s what bothers me. I’m going to have dinner with my family and some of these people won’t have a home to return to.”

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He and his teams carried out three people out and rescued several others before the first responders arrived on the scene. Plumber Wiki

About four residents suffered from severe to minor injuries and were treated at hospitals, according to the report.

138 firefighters rescued while seven of them suffered injuries. The fire was put out at around 10:30 a.m. Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze which they said started in the first floor of the building. Air Conditioning

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