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'He was on fire': Video shows good Samaritan rescuing man from house explosion

"I heard him crying and screaming so I just went in to try to help him out."

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Surveillance video captured a heroic rescue in Philadelphia earlier this week.

A 61-year-old man's two-story rowhome exploded. According to KYW, the blast exposed the front of the brick home.

“Our units arrived to find the front of a building missing and collapsed and the second floor heavily involved in fire,” Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told the news outlet.

A good Samaritan who was visiting a friend nearby helped to save the man.

"I heard him crying and screaming so I just went in to try to help him out," Rakyn Dyer told KYW.

Dyer said the man was trapped on the second floor.

"When I went upstairs, he was on fire, so I had to put him out with the extinguisher and I picked him up, put him on my shoulder and came downstairs."

The victim's brother said the man is lucky to be alive. He suffered severe burns.

Watch the video above for more on this story.