Thanksgiving for a family in Texas turned into a rescue mission when an 80-year-old woman attempted to save her husband from a fire in their home.
NBC News affiliate NBCDFW reports Lula Johnson woke up to smoke in her home in Forth Worth at 10:30 a.m. After breaking her bedroom window to escape, she tried to smash out another window to save her husband, 79-year-old James Johnson. Firefighters arrived and took over to rescue Johnson.
The couple was taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries. Mr. Johnson, who sustained burns in the fire, is in serious condition, but is expected to recover.
“I’m thankful she is still here and everything,” said Lula Johnson’s daughter, Joyce Smith. “In her right mind and she’s alright.”
Johnson said her strength came from her faith in God.
“I seen that smoke coming in on me and I had to get out of there,” said the woman, identified by family as Lula Johnson. “I got out through the help of the Lord.”
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
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