JUPITER, Fla. -- Firefighters extinguished a house fire in Jupiter Saturday morning.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the 17000 block of Lincoln Lane in Jupiter at 6:39 a.m.
First arriving crews reported heavy smoke from the eaves of the home. Firefighters located fire in the attic and got the blaze under control and extinguished by 7:30 a.m.
An elderly couple, 83-year-old Laureta and 94-year-old Jasper Gordon, were displaced by the fire.
Next door neighbor Antonio Thompson had just returned from work when he rushed next door.
"The first thing I thought was I have to get over there," said Thompson.
The Gordons were sleeping in their bedroom.
"The Lord blessed him to knock on the door," said Laureta.
Thompson added, "When I slid the door heavy smoke came out," he said. "At that point, I entered the house. I hollered for them."
Firefighters credit Thompson with calling 911 and jumping into action by waking the couple up and helping them get out of the home.
"I feel good that I did something good today," said Thompson. "I saved a couple's lives."
The American Red Cross is offering assistance to the couple.
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