When Robert and Rita Petty woke up their neighbor Commissioner Gene King in the middle of the night recently, he had no idea they were trying to save his life. The unoccupied house at 301 Locust Ave.next door to King's house was on fire, South Pittsburg Public Safety Director Dale Winters said.
Officials said the fire could have easily destroyed King's house too if emergency personnel had not acted so quickly to save it.
When Robert and Rita Petty woke up their neighbor Commissioner Gene King in the middle of the night recently, he had no idea they were trying to save his life. The unoccupied house at 301 Locust Ave.next door to King's house was on fire, South Pittsburg Public Safety Director Dale Winters said. Officials said the fire could have easily destroyed King's house too if emergency personnel had not acted so quickly to save it.
published Monday, October 15th, 2012
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SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. -- When Robert and Rita Petty woke up their neighbor city Commissioner Gene King in the middle of the night, he didn't know they were trying to save his life.

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