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Neighbor springs into action when truck bursts into flames near McDonald home

MCDONALD, Pa. — A neighbor sprang into action when a truck burst into flames, dangerously close to a McDonald home.

Channel 11′s Cara Sapida spoke exclusively with the man whose quick thinking and actions may have saved the home.

“I put my boots on and ran out the door,” Brandon Boyer said. “I got a fire extinguisher and then I tried to put the porch out and it didn’t do anything.”

As the fire continued to spread, boyer ran back and got in his truck.

Boyer’s girlfriend shot a video that shows what he and her stepdad did next, working together to get the truck away from the home.

“It was more running on adrenaline you now, I had to do what I had to do, I didn’t want to see them lose their house,” Boyer said.

“His quick thinking literally saved our house,” homeowner Michele Byra said. “To know there is good people out there still is touching.”

The family believes they’d have come back from a birthday lunch to a charred home if it wasn’t for Boyer’s quick thinking.

“Because of him, my kids were put to bed in their beds last night, we all sang happy birthday to my husband and ate cake and because of him our house didn’t burn down,” Byra said.

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