A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited with saving a disabled man from his burning home on Monday morning.
The fire happened about 5:50 a.m. in the 3900 block of Killian Road, north of Lincolnton.
A statement issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Seth Hovis was on his way to work when the Lincoln County Communications Center reported a house fire on Killian Road.
“When (Hovis) arrived, he noticed a female standing outside the residence,” said a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
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“She told the officer her disabled husband was still inside the burning home and she was unable to get him out. Deputy Hovis rushed inside the residence, located the 73-year-old disabled man in his wheelchair and carried him down a flight of outside steps to safety.”
Hovis moved the disabled man and his wife to a safe location. He then moved their vehicles away from the home as it became engulfed in flames.