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“I was hungry! I didn’t want to let my ribs burn!” Interview goes viral after man rescues ribs from fire

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FRESNO, California — A California man, who says he saved his family from an apartment fire, also saved a slab of ribs from going up in flames!

Robert Wright

Robert Wright

Robert Wright talked to a KMPH photojournalist about the “rib rescue.”

He says he was barbecuing ribs when he noticed the fire next door. He got his kids (and then his ribs) — saying he didn’t want the ribs to burn.

The interview is now going viral online.

KMPH says a woman and her six-year-old child were hospitalized with smoke inhalation as a result of this fire.