DECATUR, Ga. -- A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after a Decatur house fire this morning.
According to DeKalb Fire Capt. Eric Jackson, the fire started around 7:45 a.m. on Bluebird Lane.
Four people were in the home at the time: a mother and her three kids, ages 3, 10 and 17.
Capt. Jackson told 11Alive's Blayne Alexander, the two youngest children and mother suffered only minor injuries. The 17-year-old was conscious when removed from the house. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Firefighters are crediting a neighbor, Eddie Hamilton, with saving the children. According to firefighters, Hamilton ran to the home and broke out a front window, jumped in and pulled the 17-year-old through the smoke to a window, where firefighters removed him from the house.