Gerace Thanks Duo For Saving Man From Burning House

CHAUTAUQUA-Sheriff Joe Gerace recently praised two heroes for saving the life of a 67-year-old man who was in a burning house last Sunday evening on Morris Rd.

Lancaster Police Officer Shaun Dimino called the Sheriff’s Office 911 center to report about heavy smoke coming from a residence on Morris Rd. as he was traveling near his hunting cabin in the Mayville area.

Dimino could not find the address on the burning home so he quickly went to the neighbor’s home to obtain the address. That neighbor, Austin Clark, went with  Dimino to the burning house. Both men entered the burning building and found the victim in the kitchen of the residence.

The kitchen was filled with heavy smoke and there were active flames on the kitchen wall. Dimino and Clark carried the victim from the residence and saved him from serious injury or death.

“The actions of these two men undoubtedly saved the life of the homeowner,” Gerace said. “I extend my sincere appreciation to Officer Dimino and Austin Clark. They are truly heroes.”