Lorain family grateful after neighbor alerted them that their home was on fire

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LORAIN, Ohio - A 911 caller gave dispatchers the wrong address for a house fire on Wednesday night, delaying the arrival of firefighters.

After nearly 20 minutes, they arrived at the correct house on Denver Avenue.

The homeowner said she didn't even know the back of her house was on fire until a neighbor knocked on her door.

"My heart goes out to him more than he knows, I'm thanking God every day," she said about her neighbor.

"It seems that when the lady gave the address, she may have given her own address, her own street where she lives at, when she was actually looking at this and thinking that this was on Denver Avenue but she said East Erie and all we can do is go by what they tell us," Assistant Chief Jeff Fenn said.

The homeowner said she isn't upset about the delay, even though the family lost almost everything.

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