Talk about the right place at the right time.

One unidentified man saved an Assonet family from a house fire they had no idea about.

Last Friday, around 2 p.m., a house in the Freetown village caught fire with the family still inside.

Here's the scary part: Nobody inside knew that the house had caught fire.

Luckily, the Assonet family is alive and safe, all thanks to the heroic actions of a mystery man who just so happened to be driving by. When the man noticed the smoke and the flames emerging from the side of the house, he rushed over and started banging on the front door, screaming for anyone inside to get out.

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The stranger fled the property before the family could thank him. Now the family is searching for him to show their gratitude.

"If it wasn’t for him it would have been a lot worse," Samantha Haskell said.

The Freetown Fire Department showed up just in the knick of time and extinguished the flames before they could consume the house.

Courtesy Samantha Gaskell
Courtesy Samantha Gaskell

"Most of the house was saved, but it’s still not safe to live in," Haskell said, "We just have to remain positive and take it day by day."

Security footage captured a couple of blurry images of a man likely between 20 and 40 years old, wearing a hoodie, shorts and white sneakers.

Courtesy Samantha Gaskell
Courtesy Samantha Gaskell

If anyone has any info on this local hero, reach out to so the family can give their thanks.

If not for him, this fire -- which remains under investigation -- could have had dire consequences.

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