NEW INFO: Good Samaritans Save Blind Woman From Fire

Two good Samaritans are being credited for saving the life of a blind woman whose home was on fire.

The fire broke out around 10:50 a.m. at a home on Cal Jones Road, that's near the Calico community of Pitt County.

Relatives of Ann Vandiford, who has been legally blind since she was 17, say two people passing by saw the fire. One of them, who used to be a volunteer firefighter, helped the 64-year-old woman off the back porch and to safety. The two left without giving their names.

Her family says Vandiford was slightly injured, with her hair singed by the fire. They say she tried to put out the fire in the house that's over 100 years old, but couldn't.

It is believed the home is a total loss and there's no immediate word on how it started.


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