Fresno Man Enters Burning Apartment to Rescue Rack of Ribs

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Robert Wright made headlines after he talked to a local TV station about re-entering his burning Fontana home in order to rescue a rack of ribs on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KMPH)

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A mother and child climbed out a window to escape the flames.

Windows shattered, and plumes of smoke climbed into the night sky.

With his family safe, Robert Wright’s attention turned to his grumbling stomach, and then back to the burning apartment — what about the ribs, man?

“First thing, I got my kids, and I thought about my ribs. Like, I didn’t want my ribs to burn and stuff because I take pride in what I do, man” Wright told KMPH, hoisting a long rack of ribs in his right hand like a giant, meaty scroll.

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