Good Neighbor Helps Senior Man; While House Burns

Cathryn Stepps receives a hug from Emmett Powell as the two meet at a ceremony at St. Louis Fire Department headquarters in St. Louis.

 

The two were reunited to honor Stepps for saving Powell from a March 30, 2018 house fire in north St. Louis.

 

Stepps discovered smoke in her home but when she went outside, saw that next door neighbor Powell's home was on fire.

 

She entered the home, finding Powell alseep on a couch and helped him to safety. Stepps was given a citizen award for bravery from Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson.

 

Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI 

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