Firefighter reunites with baby he saved from fire 17 years ago

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WENATCHEE, Wash. – A firefighter who saved a baby from a house fire 17 years ago reunited with the girl at her high school graduation Saturday night.

Seventeen years ago, Wenatchee fire fighter Mike Hughes made front page news when he rescued a baby girl who was trapped in her crib during a house fire.

“The room was full of hot smoke,” retired Wenatchee firefighter Mike Hughes told KOMO. “Another 20 seconds and it would have been a different outcome.”

Seven years after the fire, Hughes found Dawnielle Davison on Facebook.  They have stayed in touch ever since.

Davidson recently invited Hughes to her graduation ceremony.

She says seeing him there was really emotional.

“Really emotional,” Davidson says. “I don’t know really how to describe it, they’re happy tears, to realize some things could have gone wrong.”

Hughes has faith that Davidson can get through anything that life has in store for her.

“It started out a little bit rough, but she’s made it all the way through high school now, so she’s successful and happy,” Hughes says. “So I think that’s perfect.”

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