Rural Carrier Ashley Deasey was delivering mail in Buffalo Mills, PA, one day last fall when she saw that a customer’s home was on fire.
While calling 911, Deasey rushed to the front door and knocked, then opened it to alert anyone who may have been there.
She was greeted by a small dog that ran outside as smoke poured from the house, then tried to get back inside.
Deasey protected the animal from harm and honked her horn while continuing to yell a warning.
A neighbor heard her, rushed to the scene and used a garden hose to battle the blaze until firefighters arrived and extinguished it.
The property sustained moderate damage.