MARLIN (December 6, 2010)—Neighbors are credited with pulling a Marlin woman and her three young children to safety from a burning house Monday afternoon.
The fire was reported just before 2 p.m. Monday in the house in the 600 block of Commerce Street near the intersection with Conoly Street.
Five neighbors saw the flames and rushed to pull the woman and the children, ages 6 months, 2 years and 3 years, from the burning house.
The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
About 15 minutes later, a propane tank that was in the front area of the home exploded, but authorities said there was no natural explosion.
The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Falls Community Hospital.
She was treated for smoke inhalation and was later released.
The children were not injured.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The house was a total loss.