FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A pair of heroic neighbors are being credited with saving a central Fresno apartment complex from burning to the ground.
A large kitchen fire broke out in an apartment near Yosemite and Nevada avenues around 12:30 Sunday morning.
When firefighters arrived and entered the unit -- they found the flames had already been mostly put out.
That's because a pair of neighbors smashed a window to get into the burning apartment -- and then used a fire extinguisher to knock the flames down before crews arrived.
Firefighters are crediting those neighbors with the big save.
"If that fire had been able to get going, a lot of people would have been displaced tonight," says Fresno Fire Battalion Chief MIke Gilbert. "The neighbors who expelled that distinguisher probably saved this entire complex."
Firefighters say this is a perfect example of how effective fire extinguishers can be in knocking down flames and limiting damage.
No one was injured or displaced by this fire.
Neighbors help put out fire at central Fresno apartment complex