GUNS N' ROSES star Axl Rose has been hailed a hero after helping to save a neighbour's home from last year's (07) California wildfires. An unidentified woman contacted Los Angeles TV network KTTV to pay tribute to Rose, and her comments were read out during a news broadcast on Tuesday morning (12Feb08). The woman, who lives next door to Rose in Malibu, credits the rocker and his manager Beta Lebeis with hosing down flames that threatened to destroy her home last November (07). In a statement, the relieved neighbour told the news broadcast, "They saved our house together with the firefighters... They just hosed down whatever fire there was in the trees, in the palm trees, and they saved our house, they literally saved our house." Rose also saved his own home, which was damaged by the fire.
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