A Wheeling man is being called a hero after he risked his own life and ran into the burning home of his neighbor.

Nathan Johnson and his wife, who live on Edgington Lane, saw something glowing outside their window just after midnight on February 29.

Nathan went out to investigate. That’s when he saw his neighbor’s house across the street engulfed in flames. He ran into the burning home and found his elderly neighbor, who he says suffers from a disability.

The cause of that fire remains under investigation.