Off-duty firefighter puts out beginning flames of wildfire

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ARIZONA — Arizona will have one less wildfire this season, thanks to an off-duty firefighter who just happened to be driving by and saw it.

Fred Arnett says he and his friend were driving along Highway 260 just outside of Pasyon when they saw a decent-sized fire along the side of the road.

Arnett says Geoff Turley, who happens to be a firefighter, sprang into action as soon as they pulled up to the fire.  Arnett had a fire extinguisher in his car, which Turley grabbed and used to start putting out the fire.

Two more people who pulled over also had fire extinguishers, and got out to help diffuse the situation.

Arnett says the heat was so intense it seared the hair off of Turley’s legs.


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