Detroit Letter Carrier Evangeline Johnson was delivering mail recently when she noticed smoke coming from the back of a house.
“Something didn’t feel right,” said Johnson. She rushed into the backyard and saw the rear of the home was engulfed in flames.
Johnson called 911 and knocked on the door to alert the residents. The woman who answered had been sleeping, so she grabbed her child and they ran out of the home.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. They praised Johnson for saving the lives of the residents and preventing the fire from spreading.
Customer Services Manager Gwendolyn Mulkey said Johnson “didn’t want to mention her heroic efforts. She is an extremely kind individual and an excellent carrier.”
Said Johnson: “I always look out for people on and off the job. I’m glad I could help before it was too late.”