South Yorkshire blaze rescue hero a star

Tony Whitehouse has been awarded with the Chief Fire Officer's Commendation for his bravery  (w120726-2f)

Tony Whitehouse has been awarded with the Chief Fire Officer's Commendation for his bravery (w120726-2f)

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A SELFLESS hero who rescued an elderly couple from their burning flat in South Yorkshire has been rewarded for his bravery - by being chosen as the star winner at a fire service awards ceremony.

Plucky Tony Whitehouse, aged 33, from Dinnington, spotting smoke billowing from the kitchen window of the pensioners’ flat and forced his way in.

He led the terrified woman to safety, before returning to the flat to rescue her husband.

 

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