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Disabled vet pulled through window of burning home

Fire officials believe the fire started at the kitchen stove. Fire officials believe the fire started at the kitchen stove.
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A disabled Vietnam veteran was rescued from his burning home in Marshall County Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews arrived to put out the fire at the Ligon Street home around 1:30 p.m.

Neighbors said they checked on the man and discovered he was still in the home and pulled him out through a window.

"We knocked the window out. When we got his legs, I couldn't get him out, so Clint came on up and snatched him, so we got him out the window," said Johnny Alexander.

Medics treated 66-year-old Metalmus Nesmith on-scene for smoke inhalation.

Fire officials believe the fire started at the kitchen stove.

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