Have-a-go hero risked own life to save elderly couple

John McKie at the scene
John McKie at the scene

A HEROIC neighbour stormed into a burning house to save an elderly couple.

Have-a-go hero John McKie has been praised by firefighters after he risked his own life and ran into the blazing home to help two pensioners in the early hours on Saturday.

The 34-year-old managed to fight his way through flames by covering his head in a dressing gown and stayed with the couple until firefighters arrived at 12.10am.

Police were alerted to the blaze when they were dealing with a car fire in nearby Snowdon Place, and helped out at the scene.