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By Hannah Romero
Staff Writer 

'I didn't even think twice'

Passerby stops to rescue family from house fire


February 10, 2022

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Ryan Pasborg, pictured with his son, said he didn't think twice about bursting through the door of a burning house last week.

(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect corrections made to Mr. Pasborg's name.)

"Who the heck is burning their trash at 4:00 in the morning?"

Ryan Pasborg muttered this question to himself when he first saw the flames. Pasborg was driving along Highway 374 near Jamestown on his way to work Tuesday, Feb. 1. He was running a little late. It had been a late night, and he'd let himself sleep in more than usual - getting up closer to 3:50 a.m. instead of his usual 3:15 since he didn't have to drop his daughter off with the babysitter that day.

Looking at the smoke and flames as...

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