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Airmont, NY – Jewish Mom Saves Her Sleeping Family From House Fire

635693510534397560-Airmont-Fire-Ramapo-PDFirefighters battle a blaze at 6 Dorchester Drive in Airmont, June 8, 2015. A family of five escaped from the pre-dawn blaze after the mom discovered the fire in the garage as she was heading to the gym. (Photo: Ramapo Police Department)

Airmont, NY – A Jewish home owner who spotted a fire as she headed out the door alerted her sleeping family before it could spread.

Airmont Fire Inspector Kim Weppler told the Journal News ( ) it would have been a whole different story if it hadn’t been for her quick response.

He says the woman alerted her husband the Homeowner Joel Werzberger and their 1-, 3- and 6-year-old children. The children were sleeping in a bedroom above the garage.

Weppler says she was heading to the gym when she saw the fire in the garage around 4 a.m. Monday.

When firefighters arrived at the split-level home, Weppler says the fire was raging.

He says the house had a carbon monoxide detector but no smoke detectors.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.



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