Hammond Man Heralded As Hero For Saving Neighbor From Fire
John Tomczak Jr. was watching TV in his living room about 10:25 a.m. when he heard a strange noise coming from outside his Hammond, Ind., home, he said. He went to the back of his house to see if he could figure out what it was.
He didn’t see anything in the alley, but he heard a distinct “Help me! Help!” When he looked back, he saw his neighbors’ house on fire in the 7100 block of Arizona Avenue in Hammond, Tomczak said Wednesday evening.
Then he saw was his neighbor, Paul Wilson, desperately trying to get back into the house. Tomczak ran to help and called 911.
“(Wilson) said, ‘Brenda’s in there! We have to break the door down!’ ” Tomczak said.
Tomczak, a supervisor with…
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