FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – One adult was injured and two cats were killed by a fast moving fire on the 300 block of SW 11th Street in Fort Lauderdale Friday morning.

The fire happened around 8 A.M. and firefighters said one elderly man was taken from the scene on Advanced Life Support to Broward Health.

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Stephanie Carpenter saw the home burning and decided to take matters into her own hands.

“I grabbed one of the guys and busted out a window. He grabbed a hose. I saw one guy on the floor. He couldn’t walk. Later I found out he is dying of cancer,” said Carpenter.

Jayson May, a tenant, heard a knock when he opened the door—he was greeted with flames.

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“As soon as I opened the door the flames hit me. I remembered from pre-school to drop and roll. It happened so fast,” said May.

When CBS4’s Joan Murray asked Carpenter about her heroic act, she responded, “I feel like I did what I should have. That could have been his deathbed.”

The fire left heavy damage and the structure is said to be uninhabitable.

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The fire, according to Fort Lauderdale Police PIO Deanna Greenlaw, will displace up to five people, including the man who was taken to the hospital.