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Rural carrier saves senior citizens in path of fire

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Rural Carrier Sarah Shaw was recently delivering mail in Tuolumne, CA, when she spotted an unattended brush fire spreading up a tree.

Concerned that the blaze was perilously close to a residence with many cars in the driveway, Shaw immediately called 911 and rushed to notify the homeowners, who were hosting a cooking lesson for a large group of senior citizens.

No one was aware of the imminent danger.

Emergency responders soon arrived on the scene.

“Sarah’s brave act not only kept the brush fire from spreading more, it alerted the homeowners to the threat to their home and their friends,” said Tuolumne Postmaster Ellen Damin.

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