It's a sound William Owens will never forget.
"I heard this window right here being beat on, and you could hear the pounding. Then the window broke," said Owens.
Through the smoke he could see a young boy struggling to get out of an inferno.
"The whole living room was solid read. Flames started coming out both sides of the house going over the top.. meeting almost," he said.
Officials say the fire started in the center of the home, splitting the parents from their three children, There was only one way to get out...and one man to do it.
"I just did what anyone else would have done. It wasn't nothing special," he said.