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2 men credited with saving elderly man from fire in KCK

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Christopher Moody and Mike Hudson came to the rescue of a man who firefighters said was trapped inside his home. (KCTV5) Christopher Moody and Mike Hudson came to the rescue of a man who firefighters said was trapped inside his home. (KCTV5)
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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Two men who never met before are getting credit for teaming up and saving an elderly man from his house as it was burning. 

The fire happened Thursday at 38th Street and Haskell in Kansas City, KS. 

Christopher Moody and Mike Hudson came to the rescue of a man who firefighters said was trapped inside his home. 

Both me were driving by before the professional fire crews arrived and took the ill-advised risk of stepping in. 

Hudson, who works for Baxter Health Care, was in route to his next work stop when he saw flames shooting out a window.

“I went to the next door neighbor, I mean the lady right here," he said. "I asked her was there anybody in there and she said it was an elderly man who couldn’t walk. So I ran over there.”

Hudson was trying to find the safest way in when Moody drove by. 

“He was starting to knock out windows and yelling for somebody," Moody said. 

A battalion chief on scene said they discourage civilian rescues, but understand some people simply can’t help themselves. 

The Kansas City, KS Fire Department wouldn’t comment on any injuries the rescued man may have, saying only that they sent him to a local hospital. 

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