Ray Barroga, from Blacktown in western Sydney, Australia, is being hailed as a hero after a tragic house fire on Monday.
The fire had started around 5am, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Barroga managed to escape from his burning house and once outside he found his mother Kora still inside.
Barroga, in his 60s and father of two, ran back into the burning house to save his 80-year-old mother, according to the Daily Mail.
Kora had stayed with him because of an illness.
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His partner was abroad at the time taking care of one of her family members.
Barroga’s neighbors were woken up by the flames that had started shooting out of the roof of the house, according to the Telegraph.
Rescue workers were called and neighbors ran outside to help put out the fire.
Barroga’s neighbors tried to control and extinguish the fire with hoses and fire extinguishers, but were unsuccessful.
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By the time rescuers arrived, the one-story house had been engulfed in flames and Barroga hadn’t made it back with his mother.
Emergency crews were making their way into what had become something of a fire trap. In the meantime the roof of the house had collapsed.
Firefighters pulled both Barroga and his mother from the house while it was still burning, but Barroga died at the scene.
His mother was taken to a nearby hospital, where she learned the news about her son. She is currently in critical condition.
The fire appeared to have been contained to one room in the home but there is severe smoke and water damage throughout.
According to the Daily Mail, Barroga will be remembered by friends and family as “humble” and “the epitome of kindness”.
Fire and Rescue Team Chief Michael Morris said the scene included “very challenging conditions for all emergency services and the neighbors”.
At this time, the cause of the fire is uncertain and an investigation is underway to try to get answers and details.
It took firefighters nearly two hours to douse the blazes, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Surely Barrago’s friends, family and especially his mother need prayers.
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