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UPDATE: Iron Nun saves neighbor's life after morning fire

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

UPDATE: Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaefer says the neighbor who alerted David Ward to the fire at his home is none other than Spokane's Iron Nun. Sister Madonna Buder is 86-years-old, and is still an avid triathlete. She's a legend in the Ironman circuit, saying that at age 49 God spoke to her and told her to take up running. Ward says he owes her his life, saying "oh, she's just the best. If she wasn't observant, if she wasn't so observant, I don't know... I don't know."

Previous Coverage:

Just after 6am a mobile home in the Sans Souci Mobile Home Park was destroyed in a fire. The home is located in West Central Spokane in the 3200 block of West Boone. 

Fire crews say a neighbor is actually the one who first saw the fire and called 911. The same neighbor then went over the trailer and knocked on the door to alert the man inside who lives inside and was sleeping at the time. The man says he's lived in the mobile home for seven years and he's very thankful his neighbor alerted him because the smoke alarms did not go off. 

Fire crews say the trailer is a complete loss. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. 

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