Days after his grandmother’s house burns down, man drives by a burning house and jumps into action

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POSEY CO., Ind. (WEHT) – A passerby called 9-1-1 Wednesday morning when he drove past a garage that was on fire. This was in the 11000 block of Boberg Road around 9:30 a.m.

Daniel Yancy was on his way home when he saw the flames. Before crews could arrive, Yancy and another neighbor tried to break windows to get in and make sure nobody was home. Then they heard explosions.

“Really, I was in a little bit of a panic, I’d never been in this situation before. But, you know, I wanted to make sure that everybody was safe. I mean, my grandmother’s house just burnt down Monday, so really I was just thinking about if I was in that situation or if I was a neighbor in that situation, you know, what would I do?”

  • Posey Co fire on Boberg Road
  • Posey Co fire on Boberg Rd

Fortunately, nobody was home at the time. Yancy says the Posey County Sheriff was the first on scene before fire crews arrived. But without fire hydrants, other crews and a water truck were called in to help get the fire out quickly.

(This story was originally published on April 7, 2021)

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