Off-duty Lucas Co. Sheriff's deputy rescues family from central Toledo house fire

Off-duty Lucas Co. Sheriff's deputy rescues family from central Toledo house fire

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - An off-duty Lucas County Sheriff's deputy is being called a hero after rescuing a woman and her daughter from a house fire in central Toledo.

Deputy Try Hill says he was driving to work when he saw smoke and flames pouring out of the home on Milburn near Auburn. He then immediately stopped to help.

"This is just what we do. I was on my way to work and smelled the smoke, seen the lady standing outside and she was undressed and obviously the house was on fire," said Hill. "There was only one party and we wanted to know who else was in the house, so there was another party so we got on the air, called for dispatch and call for back up and ran up to get the other party out of the house."

Deputy Hill didn't even think twice before running into the fire to get someone out.

After it was all said and done Hill watched on as fire crews took over, but his willingness to help didn't stop there.

"After he was able to get her out of the house he gave her fifty dollars of his own money, because she needed shoes and she only had a hundred dollars, and she lost everything, and her house is burnt up, so he gave her that donation," said Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp.

He says even with his uniform wet and covered in the smell of smoke Hill still reported for work. 

"This is just the way Deputy Hill is, if you were to ask him he was just doing what he was suppose to do, but we all feel he goes above and beyond what's expected of him, so we are very proud of him," said Tharp.

The damage at the home means the mother and daughter are unable to stay there at this time. The red cross has been called in to assist them.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Copyright 2015 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.