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Pregnant woman drives to burning home to save man who had fallen asleep

Posted November 30, 2021 9:12 a.m. EST
Updated November 30, 2021 9:34 a.m. EST

In an effort to save a man from his burning home, a pregnant woman put her life, and her unborn child's, on the line.

Sarah Maughan saw flames shoot up from a home several blocks away and drove over to help. Maughan is four-and-a-half months pregnant, but her instincts kicked in and told her to intervene. She ran up to the front of the home and started banging the door while screaming.

"I just reacted," Maughan said. "Probably not the best idea being pregnant, but I would hate to see the fire and know I didn't do anything and somebody died."

The man inside the home in West Jordan, Utah had fallen asleep, but was saved thanks to Maughan's actions.

She told KSL she hopes someone else would do the same thing for her family.

"I just want people to start caring about one another," said Maughan.

Crews are investigating the cause of the fire.

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