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Georgia man runs into burning house to save case of beer

By Mason White 7:11 PM October 26, 2013
Joseph Harvey 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A family was happy to be safe and out of their house after it caught on fire.

Walter Serpit of Georgia, escaped the fire unharmed along with the rest of his family as the flames engulfed their home.

Serpit, who is a self-proclaimed alcoholic, was unable to part with his beer so he decided to go back into the burning house to get a case of Bud Light from his refrigerator.

Serpit, who is disabled and walks with a cane, said he was lucky to make it out alive on Thursday.

“I told them to get the kids and all, and I myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer,” Serpit said.

“I returned to the house like a dummy and the door closed on me. The fire was about to kill me,” he added.

Serpit made it out safely with his beer and he was able to drown out his sorrow of losing his house to the fire.

A new water heater is suspected of having caused the fire.

Altogether, six adults and two young children made it out of the burning house. The Red Cross came to help the family that was affected by the fire so they can get back on their feet.