DANBURY, Conn. — Fire officials are calling an attentive Connecticut man a hero for helping save his neighbors from a house fire.

First responders were called to the scene of the fire in Danbury at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The Danbury Fire Department says Anthony Petrella rushed to home as the fire broke out and helped the residents and their dog escape.

Crews were able to get the fire under control minutes after responding.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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