Less than a week has passed since a wounded veteran and his wife lost most of their belongings in a house fire.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to Capt. Edward Klein and his wife Jessica's home in Laytonsville around 10 p.m. last Thursday for a large house fire.
Jessica said within minutes of the fire starting, she smelled smoke and couldn't see two feet in front of her. Edward Klein, who lost both legs and an arm when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan two years ago, tried to climb out of the basement by himself.
“[Jessica] was able to pull me out onto the front porch... this is the really amazing part. By the time I got outside there were neighbors already standing on the front porch waiting to help," Klein said.
The Kleins had moved into their handicap-accessible home on Warfield Road in March 2014 after Edward spent 18 months in rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center.