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Blues fans save 88-year-old woman from burning house

Illinois men who were going to watch St. Louis on TV stop to pull grandmother through ground-floor window

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What was supposed to be a Friday night spent watching the St. Louis Blues on TV became an evening Jared Grzywacz and Collin Fenton won't soon forget.

Fenton and Grzywacz carried Margaret Roso through a ground-floor window from her burning house in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 3, saving the 88-year-old, who is unable to walk, from a three-alarm fire.

"We helped, I think, three or four people out, one of which was [Roso]," Fenton told NHL.com. "Once we knew everyone was safe, we put [Roso] in my car to keep her warm. … It took probably 3-5 minutes for the entire house to just get engulfed."

Fenton and Grzywacz, both 20, were driving to Grzywacz's brother Joey's house to watch the Blues play the Winnipeg Jets when they saw the fire and heard Roso's family screaming for help. They helped Roso's daughter, her granddaughter and her daughter's boyfriend before pulling the elderly woman out.

"We didn't think twice about helping," Fenton said. "You just can't see something like that happening and not do anything you possibly can to try and help."

Fenton and Grzywacz left the scene with no injuries and ended up listening to the game on the radio. They have been called heroes for saving Roso's life, but they insisted they were just doing what anyone else would.

"Jared and I are humbled by everyone extending their thanks and recognition, but that's not what we're in it for," Fenton said. "These people got put in a horrible situation and needed help, and luckily Jared and I were happening to drive by when we did."

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