“A Real Hero.” Driver Sees Burning House And Rushes To Save Family Trapped Inside.

burning home in Wyoming

It was pre-dawn on a Tuesday morning in February, and Ryan Pasborg of Green River, Wyoming was late for work.

It was still dark when Ryan turned onto Highway 374, and the temperature outside was still below zero. Suddenly, as he drove down the pitch-black road, a startling sight caught his eye. A house in Jamestown was on fire, and there were no emergency vehicles in sight.

He could smell the smoke and saw flames leaping out of a bedroom window. Realizing he was the first on the scene, Ryan quickly pulled his truck into the home’s driveway. That’s when he saw three small children, a 12-year-old girl and her 6 and 8-year-old brothers, huddled outside the house. Ryan rushed up to them, and they tearfully told him their mother and 4-year-old brother were still inside the house.

Without a second thought, Ryan dashed into the inferno. The smoke was so thick inside that he had to crawl on his hands and knees, blindly calling out for the mother and child. He’d just made it into the kitchen when he stumbled into the little boy, so he picked him up and carried him outside. Ryan then herded all four children into his truck to stay safe and warm while he went back into the house to find their mother.

Ryan had to crawl even further into the intense heat and smoke of the blaze to find the children’s mother, who was badly burned and unconscious. After dragging her unconscious body outside, Ryan performed lifesaving measures until she was revived. Getting her into the truck with her kids, Ryan drove the rescued family away from the house to the end of the driveway to wait for emergency services to arrive.

Incredibly, Ryan wasn’t finished taking care of these strangers in need! A sheriff’s spokesperson says Ryan even purchased hundreds of dollars of clothing and personal items for the mom and kids, who are staying with relatives nearby.

In a statement, Sheriff John Grossnickle of Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office says this story is one of the most incredible tales of heroism he’s ever heard.

“There are no words to adequately express the magnitude of Ryan’s bravery other than he is a perfect example of what it means to be a real hero,”he stated. “His actions speak volumes about the true content of his character, and people like Ryan are a testament to the overwhelming power and strength of community that we are so fortunate to share with one another as friends and neighbors here in Sweetwater County.â€

Authorities believe the fire was caused by a malfunctioning hoverboard! Thank goodness Ryan happened to be driving by when this terrifying event occurred. Without his heroic and swift action, this story would almost certainly have a much more tragic ending.

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