The truck that ignited and started a new fire near the Knolls Fire in Utah County, Utah south of Provo June 28, 2020. Screenshot from video by Utah County Sheriff’s Office.A Sheriff’s deputy was honored Wednesday for saving the lives of two people who were threatened by a fire that ignited when their truck got stuck near the Knolls Fire south of Provo, Utah.On June 28, 2020 at about 9 p.m. Utah County Deputy Sheriff John Thomas saw the new fire and two people running from it. One was badly burned and was flown to a hospital after being rescued by Deputy Thomas.It turns out that during an attempt to cut a fence to bypass a road closed by the Knolls Fire, their truck got stuck and leaked gas which ignited and started the fire south of Saratoga Springs on State Road 68.Deputy Thomas saved their lives.The video provides more details. Footage of the incident begins at about 1:20.[embedded content][embedded content]Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Bill. Typos or errors, report them HERE.And speaking of rescues on a wildfire, here is another one:@564fire Helping to preserve the wildlife!This king snake got smashed by a dozer and was compacted into the dirt. #snakelivesmatter???????????????L͎I͎K͎E͎ •C͎O͎M͎M͎E͎N͎T͎ •S͎H͎A͎R͎E͎FB I IG I Twitter I Periscope I YouTube I TikTok pic.twitter.com/fSbGubOm0u— FirePhotoGirl (@FirePhotoGirl) July 18, 2020
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