Couple escapes fire with help of good Samaritans


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- A 911 call came into the Orchard Park Police dept. around 7 a.m. Saturday morning reporting a second story garage apartment fire at 4928 Chestnut ridge road.

Police tell News 4 that residents of the apartment had been awakened by the smell of smoke and upon investigation found their only way to exit the apartment was blocked by fire.

The residents, 25 year-old Brianca Parkin and her boyfriend Shawn Farrell, 33, were able to kick out the windows in their bedroom.

George Khangi, a nearby business owner and another unknown good Samaritan were able to assist the couple. Both Farrell and Parkin were able to jump to safety and escape the fire unharmed.

Orchard Park Police are investigating what caused the fire and say the structure appears to be a complete loss. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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