LACKAWANNA, NY-- A Lackawanna man is being credited for helping get his family safely out of their burning home.

The man saw smoke coming from a in vacant house on Center Street. The vacant home is next door to a home where his children live. The man noticed the fire spreading to his children's home and starting banging on doors and called 911 to get them out of house.

Three adults and one child safely got out of the house, as well as the family pets.

There's no word yet on what caused the fire in the vacant home.

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