Glendale teen honored for saving man from house fire

GLENDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - It's been two weeks since 17-year-old Logan Ahart selflessly ran into a house fire and rescued an elderly man.

That man's daughter, Lindsey Muller, says she was in the middle of trying to extinguish the flames when the heroic teen showed up.

"At some point, he came and we tried to extinguish it," she said. "It was by then so smokey and hot, we had to slam the door."

Lindsey already send her son to safety, but there was another important man in her life still missing.

"He said, 'Is there anything I can do?'" she said. "And I said, 'Yeah, please find my dad, I can't find my dad,' cause he wasn't anywhere in the house and I was screaming his name and Logan found him and got him."

Glendale Assistant Fire Chief Gary Benson says before fire crews arrived, the fire was already defensive, and adding to the intensity, the roof was caving in and there were explosions from propane and oxygen tanks.

The fact that a 17-year-old kid did what Logan did was simply amazing.

"It would have been difficult for us to go inside, even with all our gear, so when he reacted initially and went inside when he had that small window and he took him out back, that was very smart, he could not have taken him out the front," he said.