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COLUMBUS, GA -- A Georgia man said he went inside a burning home to recover his beer.

Walter Serpit went back in his burning house, like a dummy, to rescue his Bud Light, after his family had gotten out safely, Serpit said.

KTRK-TV reports eight people, including two children, were in the home watching TV when the flames broke out.

Serpit, who walks with a cane, went back in and saved several cans of beer.

Serpit admits he is an alcoholic.

I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out, he told KTR-K-TV. You feel me?

A newly installed water heater is blamed for starting the fire.

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