Texoma man saves Hugo home from burning down

By: Kristen Shanahan Email
By: Kristen Shanahan Email

HUGO, OK -- A Texoma man is being called a hero after saving a Hugo home from burning down over the weekend. The home in Southern Estates caught fire around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Firefighters say by time they arrived there was not much left to do thanks to 33-year-old Chance Davis.

Aimy Langley says she was getting ready for work in the bathroom when she realized her house was on fire.

"I heard noises and I kind of, you know, stopped and was wondering what that was, and then I started seeing black smoke coming in around the door," Langley said.

Langley says she jumped out of the bathroom window, and hurried over to her neighbor's home to call 911.

"Aimy came to the door, the owner, and asked to borrow the phone and I figured something was going on so I kind of followed her a little ways and that's when someone said something about it being on fire," Davis said.

Chance Davis called the fire department, then rushed over to the burning home and without hesitation grabbed a water hose and jumped into action.

"I took my shirt off and put it over my face and my nose to kind of help with the smoke, and I just started spraying everything I could," Davis said.

By the time Hugo firefighters arrived, Langley said Davis had already put out most all of the flames.

"If it hadn't been for him they said that the house would have been a total loss, that the way he was doing it and what he was doing was stopping the flames from spreading," Langley said.

Davis says he has never been a firefighter, but believes his Air Force training kicked in.

"There was a few things that maybe I did automatically, but for the most part it was just spray and pray," Davis said.

Today the living room and kitchen are charred and stained black, but Langley said that is nothing compared to what she could have lost if her children had been home.

"As bad as it is I'm counting my blessings," Langley said.

Langley calls Davis a hero for risking his life to save her home.

"In my opinion I've done a lot more heroic things in my life especially in the military, but I'm definitely glad that I was there and could even help," Davis said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Langley says she, her children and their pet ferret -- that Langley was able to save -- are staying with relatives.

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