By Cleve Bryan

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The search is on for two mystery heroes who saved an elderly man from his burning home near the Rutgers-Camden dorm.

The good Samaritans may be Rutgers-Camden students and now the university is asking for them to come forward.

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“The ladder company noticed what we think were students from Rutgers bringing the elderly gentleman out of the building,” said Camden City Fire Department Chief Michael Harper.

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Officials say the good Samaritans didn’t stick around.

Dispatch received the fire call at 12:13 a.m. and the first firefighters arrived within four minutes, but it was already too late for a second person in the home.

“Using one of our thermo-imaging cameras, the officer with Ladder 1 noticed that we did have a fatality in the room,” said Harper.

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John Parker, the 62-year-old victim, was found dead in a bedroom on the third floor.

“It’s an unfortunate situation for us, for me as the mayor of this great city of Camden,” said Mayor Frank Moran. “We had a fire here at 206 Cooper St. and a life that perished.”

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The 90-year-old man who escaped is the victim’s father. He was taken to Cooper Hospital to be checked out.

Rutgers officials put out a message to campus on Friday trying to find out who ran into the burning building, likely saving a neighbor’s life.

“They are completely engaged in our community, we have a huge civic engagement effort,” said Mary Beth Daisey, vice chancellor of student affairs at the university. “They feel a part of the community and so they feel responsibility to the community as well.”

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Officials believe the fire was most likely accidental and not arson, but an official cause is still pending the conclusion of the investigation.