Teenage Girl Honored for Lifting Burning Truck to Save Her Family’s Lives
News| | By YDD Contributor
Apparently Supergirl lives in Vienna, VA.
Charlotte Heffelmire saved her family from fiery disaster, with dad stuck under a burning truck in the garage, by simply lifting the truck up and escorting it outside.
And the 19-year-old was honored by her local firefighters with an award.
Eric Heffelmire was working on his truck in their home’s garage when it fell. Gasoline spilled everywhere and fire ignited immediately, leaving him pinned to the ground on his back. And then there was an explosion.
Charlotte Heffelmire bolted to her father’s side and lifted the truck, all on her own.
“It was some crazy strength, pulled him out [from underneath],” Heffelmire told Washington, D.C. television station WUSA9.
Then, she drove the truck out of the garage — truck still on fire and only having three wheels — to mitigate more disaster.
Her bravery was recognized on Thursday night, December 8, by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue with a Citizen Lifesaving Award.
“I just did what I had to do, so I don’t feel like a big hero or anything,” the modest Heffelmire said.