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.