Rural carrier honored for stopping wildfire in Colorado

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A mail carrier is being honored for stopping a small brushfire before it became a wildlife in Jefferson County.

Bob Trujillo was delivering mail near Genesee when he smelled smoke.

He investigated and spotted a small brushfire near a customer’s home, according to the United State Postal Service.

"Because he had no cell phone service, he drove to a nearby home and asked the resident to call the fire department," according to David Rupert, spokesman for the U.S.P.S. "The female resident called 911 while her husband went to help Trujillo fight the fire."

Trujillo and the other man dug a line in the dirt around the fire.

Rupert said a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy arrived and helped the men until the fire department arrived.

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