Men of the moment: Hero firefighters who pinned down the ‘Sydney stabber’ risk their lives to save a man after his hoarder’s house exploded in flames

Heroic firefighters who helped restrain a man after a stabbing rampage in Sydney two weeks ago have made a daring rescue.

The brave crew saved a 75-year-old man from a massive fire that tore through his house in Five Dock, inner-west Sydney at 2am on Wednesday. 

They had to dodge dozens of obstacles in the hoarder's burning home to find him and get him out alive. 

The brave crew saved a 75-year-old man from a massive fire (pictured) that tore through his house in Five Dock, inner-west Sydney on Tuesday night

The brave crew saved a 75-year-old man from a massive fire (pictured) that tore through his house in Five Dock, inner-west Sydney on Tuesday night

The crew had to dodge dozens of obstacles in the hoarder's burning home to find him and get him out alive. Pictured: The man being taken to safety

The crew had to dodge dozens of obstacles in the hoarder's burning home to find him and get him out alive. Pictured: The man being taken to safety

Members of the same crew had been involved in restraining a man (pictured) who allegedly killed a prostitute and stabbed another woman in Sydney's CBD on August 13

Members of the same crew had been involved in restraining a man (pictured) who allegedly killed a prostitute and stabbed another woman in Sydney's CBD on August 13

The man was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation while police set up a crime scene at his house. 

Members of the same Drummoyne station crew had been involved in restraining a man who allegedly killed a sex worker and stabbed another woman in Sydney's CBD on August 13. 

They were hailed as heroes after pinning him down in front of city workers with a milk crate.

The man is in custody charged with murder and attempted murder. 

Fireman Gonzalo Herrera told the Today Show: 'This is our role as we normally do it - very different to what we experienced a couple of weeks ago.'

The man (pictured) is in custody charged with murder and attempted murder

The man (pictured) is in custody charged with murder and attempted murder

He and other members of his crew were in traffic when they saw people running for their lives during the attack.

They saw the alleged knifeman climb on top of a car and chased him down after grabbing tools from their truck.

A bystander pushed the man over and the firemen were able to help restrain him on the ground. 

Left to right: Senior Firefighter Bennett Gardiner, Senior Firefighter Mitchell Bennetts, Leading Firefighter Gonzalo Herrara and Station Officer Mike Stuart, who helped restrain the alleged stabber

Left to right: Senior Firefighter Bennett Gardiner, Senior Firefighter Mitchell Bennetts, Leading Firefighter Gonzalo Herrara and Station Officer Mike Stuart, who helped restrain the alleged stabber

SOURCE https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7400535/Heroic-firefighters-helped-pin-Sydney-stabber-rescue-75-year-old-man.html
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