Hero Mailman Darrian Crutcher Saves Burning Home, Continues Route

Detroit postal worker Darrian Crutcher. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
Detroit postal worker Darrian Crutcher. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

One Detroit postal worker was on duty Tuesday when his daily routine was interrupted by an unexpected crisis. Darrian Crutcher travels the same route each day but as he made his deliveries earlier this week, he saw a house on fire while the homeowner was still inside, according to WJBK-TV.  He did a quick search around the house and found a garden hose before he ran into the home to help tame the flames until firefighters arrived.

Crutcher is now being dubbed a hero, although he wont admit it.  “I wouldn’t say a hero,” he told WJBK-TV. “It was a blessing for me to be at that spot at that particular time.”  The fire appeared to have started after the homeowner, Carolyn Patterson, lit incense.  “He was spraying [the fire] down and everything and knocked [the fire] down quite a bit,” Patterson said.  “I think this room probably would’ve burned up. I really do.”

Once firefighters arrived, Crutcher left the scene and immediately returned to his postal duties.  “He did great!” one firefighter told WJBK-TV. “I asked him after it was over, I said, ‘Hey man, you should come join us! We’re hiring right now!’”

article by Lilly Workneh via thegrio.com

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