Mark Smith: Saving 7 neighbors from a devastating house fire
Another AT&T employee to the rescue
The fire department arrived 3 minutes later. Another AT&T employee, Mark Hall, customer services specialist and Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department captain, was the first responder.
"We got the call that there were still people in the house," Hall said. "As soon as we pulled up, I saw Mark Smith and he told me everyone was out of the house. It was a huge relief."
“I thanked Mark for getting the people out,” Mark Hall said. “What he did was heroic and we're very grateful."
Hall and the firefighters pulled hoses and finally got the fire out.
The fire inspector revealed the probable cause to be a lithium ion battery charging in an electric scooter in the garage. The home had only one functioning smoke detector.