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'I'm no hero': Perry man saves 9 dogs from burning home

Jared Gibson noticed his neighbors' back porch on fire and immediately took action.

PERRY, Ga. — Cindy and Dan Gray were out in Warner Robins when the Perry Fire Department called them saying their back porch had caught fire. All they could think about was their nine dogs who were at home, but a neighbor two doors down took action.

Jared Gibson is a beekeeper who sells his own honey called Gibson Honey Co. He went out to his backyard to spray his hives when he smelled smoke. He told 13WMAZ, he thought is was someone grilling. When he went back outside, he saw something else.

"I looked down here and their whole back porch was on fire," Gibson said.

Gibson told neighbors across the street to call 911. Soon, another man who used to live on their street, George Hartman, jumped over the fence to help Gibson put out the fire. 

"I just started spraying the porch down and, luckily, we got the porch out," Gibson said.

Cindy Gray says Gibson was more than just a bystander.

"Had it not been this neighbor, it could've been the whole house," Gray said.

Gray is thankful all nine of their pups are alive and can't thank Gibson enough for stepping in to help. She says Gibson is their hero.

"I'm no hero, I don't think that. Veterans are heroes, not me," Gibson said.

Gibson told 13WMAZ he doesn't want to be the only one who helped save Gray's home and says other neighbors came to help, too. 

Without Gibson's quick actions from his own heart, their home would be no more.

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