Truckers are often hailed as heroes for helping motorists on the road and watching out for the safety of others. But one trucker took his role as hero up a notch when he saved a couple in Utah earlier this month from a house fire.
Just after 3 a.m. on June 8, 2021, the anonymous trucker was heading west on Center Street in Veyo, Utah, towards Route 18 when he noticed flames coming from the corner of a house across the street and called 911.
Fire Chief Chris Larsen, who responded to the 911 call, says the trucker was particularly concerned because he saw the house go up in flames but no one was standing outside, leading him to believe that the residents were still asleep inside, unaware of the danger.
The report states that the trucker then laid on his horn to wake the residents but did not see any response. He then went to the front door and kept knocking loudly until someone answered. The male resident, who suffers from a medical condition that severely limits his mobility, was carried out of the home by the trucker as the woman followed them outside to safety.
When firefighters arrived, they found the couple waiting outside, but there was no sign of the heroic trucker. Crews then worked to extinguish the blaze coming from the west corner of the house and prevented it from spreading throughout the structure. Around one third of the house was destroyed by the fire, and the remaining parts of the house suffered smoke and water damage.
The nephew of the rescued couple says the trucker’s identity remains a mystery, “I still have no idea how he was able to see that fire,” said Brandon G. Humphries. “He was a guardian angel and was certainly at the right place at the right time.”