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Postal Worker Braves House Fire To Warn Customer Of Flames


JEFF: FIREFIGHTERS WERE RUNNING TOWARD A BURNING HOME. A POSTAL WORKER DID THE SAME, HE DID NOT H HESITATE. MICHELE GILE TALKED WITH THE RELUCTANCE HERO. REPORTER: MAIL CARRIER JOSE GARCIA NEVER THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT RUNNING UP TO HIS CUSTOMER’S BURNING HOME. IT WAS MAINLY — NOT BREAKING JUST I WAS POUNDING ON. IT WAS JUST BENDING AND BENDING. REPORTER: GAUZE BANDAGES COVER JOSE’S RIGHT HAND, HE GOT SECOND DEGREE BURNS ON WEDNESDAY AFTER POUNDING ON WINDOW AT HOME OF ONE OF HIS P POSTAL CUSTOMERS IN TUSTIN. WAS DELIVERING MAIL TO MY LEFT IS FLAMES. I DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO THINK. I JUST MAINLY WENT, RAN OUT AND STARTED TO BAD BANG ON THE DOOR. REPORTER: POSTMAN KNOWS EVERYONE ON NAPA STREET. HE WAS DESPERATE TO WARN ANYONE. THAT IS MY GRANDMA’S LA-Z-BOY. REPORTER: KEVIN LIVES HERE, THEY WERE AWAY, HE TALKED WITH DRIVER WHO SAW MAIL CARRIER RUNNING AS FAST AS HE HE BLASTED BY HIM, RAN TO FRONT DOOR, AND WAS BANGING ON IT. I HEARD THAT HE FROM NEIGHBORS, NOW FROM UPS GUY HE GOT SEVERELY BURNED ON HIS HAND. FROM DOING A GOOD DEED. I DIDN’T FEEL THIS UNTIL I CALLED MY SUPERVISE OR ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATER, I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH HER, MY HAND STARTED FEELING LIKE IT WAS ON FIRE. REPORTER: EMERGENCY LIKE THIS IS FIRST FOR JOSE, HE HAD SAME ROUTE FOR 5 YEARS, AND CARES FOR THE PEOPLE HE DELIVERS MAIL TO. LIKE FRIENDS. AND AUTO — WOULD DO THAT FOR A FRIEND. REPORTER: JOSE WILL BE OFF WORK FOR NEXT FEW DAYS. HOMES OWNER, HAPPENS TO BE A CHEF IN DANA POINT. HE TELLS ME, HE CAN’T WAIT TO

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