Off-duty firefighter pulls motorist from burning wreckage after rollover near Soap Lake

  • Source: iFiber One News Radio
  • Published: 11/15/2020 05:56 PM

Grant County Fire District 6 Firefighter Daniel Baergen is being hailed as a hero after saving a motorist from a potentially fatal situation on Sunday near Soap Lake. A post by Grant County Fire District 6 reports that Baergen and his wife were driving home to the Hartline area from Ephrata on Sunday when he noticed a person waving their arms along Lake Lenore. Upon seeing smoke coming from the cliff edge off SR 17, Dan saw a vehicle on its top with flames flaring out from the vehicle’s undercarriage. Baergen’s wife says her husband bolted for the car and used a rock to break the window, pulling the trapped driver from the burning wreckage. The motorist was ok and sustained only scratches and cuts.


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