Construction workers in Baltimore and a small Maine town used their skills for a slightly different but heroic purpose earlier this week and the week prior: coming to the aid of firefighters.
First, after seeing a fire break out at a Baltimore row house Tuesday afternoon, a group of construction workers rushed into the flames without hesitation, according to a report from WBAL TV. The unidentified heroes pulled a man and two children to safety.
“We would have to classify them as being heroes,” Baltimore Fire Capt. Roman Clark told the station. “These gentlemen raced to the situation, and they did what they could do to assist. They went into this burning dwelling and were able to remove the adult male and these two young children.”
Unfortunately, the workers were not able to find a toddler who was inside the house. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the town of Belle Plain, Minnesota, a fire broke out at a farm house around 2 a.m. January 8. Once everybody was safely out of the house, firefighters began the task of putting out the fire. According to a report from the Belle Plaine Herald, the fire crew “needed better access to the room where the fire began and was still burning,” to fully extinguish the fire.
So, they called in Chard Tiling & Excavating and a backhoe used “to dig into the ground and remove a wall,” giving firefighters the access they needed.