A blind South Florida man identified as Tommy Barber is being praised as a hero, after he rescued a woman from a burning apartment, and aided in putting out the flames at the location. Barber stated that he was walking with a friend in Fort Pierce, when they smelled smoke. He quickly ran into the smoke-filled apartment and pulled out the woman, before he went back inside and put out the fire with his friend. Barber declared he knew what he was doing thanks to past fire-fighting training. Fire fighters who arrived on the scene stated that the source of the fire came from food which was left on the stove.