Two Emmett women died in a house fire in Washingtonon Friday morning.
The fire started around 5 a.m. in the home in the 700 block of 8th Ave. N. in Aberdeen.
At first, Tim Tetzlaff thought someone was attacking one of his neighbors.
“I heard screaming,” he said.
"I seen the smoke and at that point I knew it was something different," he said.
Two people died - 26-year-old Courtney Scott and her mother, 54-year-old, Kristal. They had come to help family members move out of the home.
Three people escaped the fire. Another woman went to the hospital and the homeowners were not hurt.
Firefighters say Tetzlaff and other neighbors may have saved the three lives.
"I busted it out with a stick and was clearing the bottom so they didn't get cut," he said.
He pulled the older couple out of a first floor window and talked a woman trapped on the roof to jump down to him.
"I just told her come down, turn around and I'll catch you,” he said.
He's angry he couldn't save the other women and says he's no hero.
"The true heroes are the ones who do the job every day,” he said.
Firefighters from both Aberdeen and Hoquiam fought the two-alarm fire. The cause is not yet known.