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Last week an area about 15 miles south of our house broke into a wildfire. We have plenty of friends that live in what is known as The Pinery that were evacuated and so we anxiously watched the news for information on the firefighters progress to get the Franktown Fire under control.
I hardly ever watch the news. I find that most of it leaves me sad, depressed and scared. So when this video started to air I anxiously turned to twitter to contact a friend who works at 9News
@MistyMontano please tell me they are not going to show anymore of this horse
and they did and since everything that happens on the news seems bad I closed my eyes but I am glad I didn’t turn it off. What unfolded was some of the most amazing live footage I have seen in a long time. I think all of Colorado had their eyes glued and their breath held as this firefighter rushed in.
It is an example of everyday heroics. The goodness of mankind and just something you have to watch. Yes, it is 8 minutes long but it is so worth every second.
It’s people like that I inspire to be like. Able to jump in when all hope seemed lost and save the day. Letting go of any fear and doing the right thing. He needs a cape. He really does.