A garbage man in California rescued a 93-year-old woman who was stranded in her Magalia home as a raging wildfire […]
A garbage man in California rescued a 93-year-old woman who was stranded in her Magalia home as a raging wildfire spread through the county.
With her caregiver gone for the day, Margaret Newsum feared for her life after hearing about the Camp Fire terrorizing Paradise, a small town just minutes from Magalia, according to KCRA. That’s when Dane Ray Cumming, a waste management driver, arrived.
“I went out and was standing on the front porch when this great, big, green monster drove up, and my dear friend was emptying the garbage,” Newsum recalled to the station. “He said, ‘You’re not staying here. You’ve got to get out of here. Why are you still here?”
Cummings slowly loaded her into his truck with the help of a few people nearby and they raced off as flames tore through town.
During the five-hour ride to safety, Newsum and Cummings shared details about their lives. He learned that Cummings had beat cancer three times, survived a horrific car accident and had even been a backup singer, according to KCRA.