The hero was not a firefighter, but her own grandson, Faraz Ahmad, who also managed to rescue his three children aged two to 10.
After leaving for work around 10:40 p.m., Faraz received a call from his supervisor, informing him his shift had been canceled.
Incredibly, Faraz had arrived back at his home just in time to see the smoke, and hear the wailing of the smoke alarms from the fire that broke out around 11:30 p.m.
"If I wouldn’t have made it here within five, ten minutes she wouldn't have gotten out alive, they wouldn't have gotten out alive," Ahmad said.
Ahmad first carried his grandmother to safety, then ran back into his burning home to rescue his son and two daughters,
"I quickly got them and I sent them down, and I ran up to my master bedroom to get my daughter, She was sleeping as well," explains Faraz.
Faraz's grandmother was taking to the hospital for evaluation after suffering smoke inhalation.
With the help of a neighbor, Faraz was also able to save his four dogs.
Investigators determined the fire was an accident and the cause was electrical.
Heat and humidity/ Code Orage Ozone Alert. Dangerous rip current risk remains down the shore.