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Dad, Son Rescue Teen From Burning Home

LINCOLN, AR --- A father and son were playing video games when they noticed a home in flames across the street.
Midday video games for a father-son duo in Lincoln were put on pause Friday when real-life graphics, across the street, caught their eye.

"My son looked out the window," says Isaiah Clarno, who also saw the flames.

"He said, literally, 'What the hell, is that house on fire Dad?'"

Clarno and his son, James, dropped their controllers and darted toward their neighbor's burning home on Short Avenue.

"It was shocking," James Pruitt, Clarno's son, says.

They noticed a woman standing out front and asked if anyone was in the house.

"She replied that her 16-year-old son, Caleb, was inside," Clarno says.

"We started yelling for his name."

Isaiah and James initially went around back. until they heard glass shattering.

"I was scared," Pruitt says.

"My adrenaline was going."

The shattered glass was the trapped teenager, trying to get their attention from the front room.

"I was freaking out, the only thing that was going through my head was trying to get that kid out," Clarno says.

"There was so much smoke in that house."

They yanked the boy out and got him away from the flames, trying to make sure he was still breathing.

"He was breathing very shallow, he was incoherent," Clarno says.

"Before the police and stuff showed up he had been in there for about five or seven minutes," Pruitt says.

Emergency crews arrived and the teen was taken to the hospital, as a couple strangers -- merely neighbors who had never met the boy -- might have saved his life.

"I was scared myself to go in after him, but there was no other choice, I couldn't just stand there and let him burn," Clarno says.

"I'm just glad he's alive, I just hope he's OK."

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