Flames broke out a Brockton home on Elmwood Ave. early Monday morning. But thanks to a quick-thinking homeowner, the bulk of the work was done before firefighters arrived.
Jean Etienne was able to use water from his outdoor swimming pool to knock down the majority of the fire in the kitchen.
“It’s fortunate, I went directly to the kitchen and I see fire everywhere,” Etienne said. “The ceiling was burning.”
He used a 5-gallon bucket and ran back and forth to the pool.
“I try all the time to keep my calm,” Etienne said.
He said he wasn’t just going to stand there and watch the house burn down.
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