Letter Carrier Anthony Watson was recently delivering mail to a duplex in Wilmington, NC, when he spotted a deck on fire.
As flames quickly spread to the roof, Watson immediately called 911 and remained on the scene until emergency responders arrived to battle the blaze.
Firefighters rescued an older resident who was inside the structure at the time.
The woman sustained minor injuries.
“Without Anthony’s quick response, the fire and smoke could have claimed a life,” said local Postmaster Chris Spann.