WATCH: Iowa Man Rescues 4 Siblings From Fire After Wrong Turn
An Iowa man is being hailed as a hero for helping save the lives of four siblings after accidentally taking a wrong turn on his drive.
Brendon Birt was driving in Red Oak, Iowa, when he passed a house that was on fire.
The home's owner, Tender Lehman, was out of town for a family emergency at the time, but her 22-year-old and three children were asleep inside the house as flames consumed the front of the home.
Brendon pounded on the windows and sides of the home to alert anyone inside to the inferno.
The incident was captured on the family's Ring doorbell video, showing the children escaping as their house continued to go up in a blaze.
"Like every second that was going by was just getting worse. I just felt like somebody was in there because it was so late at night, you know? I just knew that I had to act quick," Birt said.
Woken up by his noise, the four siblings managed to escape unharmed from the fire.
"They came out the door," said Birt. "Like, I just felt like, I just wanted to break down and cry. Like, I don’t even know these people here."
"They're safe, and they're safe because of him," said Lehman. "I mean, lives were saved here. Souls."
The house was a total loss and five of the family's seven dogs were lost to the flames.
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