After Edwin Santiago heard screams ring through the night, after he had rushed his two children into the street, he scanned the chaotic scene for his next-door neighbor, Phyllis Lamot. Fire had engulfed the front of Lamot’s home, and residents of the triple-decker had run screaming to safety. But the elderly Lamot was nowhere to be seen, and Santiago pleaded with a police officer to let firefighters know someone was still inside.
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