VIDEO: Neighbors help rescue hot air balloon

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Ordinary citizens became heroes Sunday in southern California, as they saved a hot air balloon from crashing. (WPVI)

Ordinary citizens became heroes Sunday in southern California, as they saved a hot air balloon from crashing.

The balloon, carrying about a dozen people, was rapidly losing altitude over a Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood, when people started scrambling out of their homes.

They watched nervously as it headed toward a busy intersection, then ran into a tree.

The pilot finally decided to try landing in the street, and the neighbors grabbed the balloon's rope, to help bring it down.
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