Firefighters save American flag from flames in two-alarm Washougal fire

  • Source: KPTV-TV FOX 12 Portland
  • Published: 10/23/2019 01:43 AM

During a two-alarm fire in Washougal that damaged several businesses, someone captured the moment when two firefighters took the time to save an American flag from the flames. The fire sparked by some sheets that spontaneously combusted at a local laundromat, according to the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Cpt. Matt Hazlett and firefighter John Prasch with East County Fire & Rescue were helping fight that fire at Riverside Laundry in Washougal Sunday, when they noticed the flag. "It was just sort of an ah ha moment," Prasch said. "You know as we saw the smoke and the fire advancing and noticed the flag pole with the flag still up." Little did they know in those early morning hours that someone was filming that special moment as they took down the flag and folded it.


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