Letter Carrier George Wood was recently delivering mail in Las Vegas when he spotted a parked motorcycle in flames behind a residence.
Wood alerted the homeowner, who came outside and attempted to extinguish the fire himself.
The Postal Service employee warned the man of the imminent danger of a gas tank explosion, and emergency responders were called to the scene as high winds whipped the flames.
As firefighters battled the blaze — which engulfed both the residence and a neighboring home — they discovered a disabled tenant next door who was trapped in a kitchen after he fell while trying to escape.
The local ABC station reported that man was taken to a hospital, and several adults and dogs were displaced by the fire, which caused an estimated $35,000 in damage to each property.
“If it weren’t for the mailman, I would have never known,” the homeowner said. “I would have been caught in the house.”