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North Tulsa man saves woman from house fire with only minutes to spare

Posted at 9:39 PM, Nov 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-18 23:44:22-05

TULSA, Okla. -- Carl Walker had spoke to his next-door neighbors, a husband and wife, only hours earlier on Friday when he heard a knock on the door warning him of a house fire.

"I took this and I started hitting and it was stuck against right here... I couldn't get in. I was trying to get in right here, I was saying "Joe! Joe! Joe!" I had my light and I told him to come to the light," Walker said.

Walker went to every window along the house. Finally, he grabbed a brick, throwing it against the glass doors before climbing inside.

"I knew I didn't have a lot of time. I had to get in there because of the air, the oxygen. So I went in there and grabbed her, but she wasn't trying to go. So I just kind of pulled her, and pulled her on out to the patio," Walker said.

His neighbor Linda was saved, but Walker said firefighters couldn't get her husband out until 15 minutes later.

When Walker saw the damage on Sunday, he told 2 Works for You he realizes he could have lost his own life. But the neighbor said he wouldn't have done anything differently.

"I would do it anytime, I would do it for anybody. It doesn't make a difference. If I see somebody in trouble... I'm just that type of person. I would help them," Walker said.

Walker said he learned Linda's husband Joe passed away early on Sunday. His wife is safe with the rest of her family.

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