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A 97-year-old Nashua woman was rescued from her burning home Friday, and one of her rescuers immediately went into cardiac arrest.Lariana Garvis recorded the scene on her phone.”The windows were getting blown out from the flames,” Garvis said. Garvis drove by a house fire on Forest Park Drive in Nashua. She flagged down another driver, saying that person and a neighbor kicked in the front door. They rushed out carrying the woman.”She was still in her little living room chair, her little velour chair. She was just sitting in there,” Garvis said. “She did have some burns.”The woman and her dog were rescued from the home. The neighbor who helped rescue the woman collapsed, and Nashua firefighters said he went into cardiac arrest.Garvis asked if he was breathing.”I realized my phone was still in my hand, so I just tossed my phone and instantly started compressions,” Garvis said. “I didn’t stop. I kept talking to him. I said ‘listen man, you just saved her. You’re not dying.'”Garvis said she continued CPR until emergency crews put him in an ambulance. She said he is recovering now, and she talked to him today. “He said, ‘I don’t remember it, but I love you for it,’ and he said, ‘you did a number because I am sore,'” Garvis said.Garvis said she and the others were in the right place at the right time. “Everyone can be a hero every single day. You never really know what’s going to happen to you,” Garvis said. “I was just driving home and I just happened to see it.”

A 97-year-old Nashua woman was rescued from her burning home Friday, and one of her rescuers immediately went into cardiac arrest.

Lariana Garvis recorded the scene on her phone.

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“The windows were getting blown out from the flames,” Garvis said.

Garvis drove by a house fire on Forest Park Drive in Nashua. She flagged down another driver, saying that person and a neighbor kicked in the front door. They rushed out carrying the woman.

“She was still in her little living room chair, her little velour chair. She was just sitting in there,” Garvis said. “She did have some burns.”

The woman and her dog were rescued from the home.

The neighbor who helped rescue the woman collapsed, and Nashua firefighters said he went into cardiac arrest.

Garvis asked if he was breathing.

“I realized my phone was still in my hand, so I just tossed my phone and instantly started compressions,” Garvis said. “I didn’t stop. I kept talking to him. I said ‘listen man, you just saved her. You’re not dying.'”

Garvis said she continued CPR until emergency crews put him in an ambulance. She said he is recovering now, and she talked to him today.

“He said, ‘I don’t remember it, but I love you for it,’ and he said, ‘you did a number because I am sore,'” Garvis said.

Garvis said she and the others were in the right place at the right time.

“Everyone can be a hero every single day. You never really know what’s going to happen to you,” Garvis said. “I was just driving home and I just happened to see it.”

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