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Gail Welton, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI, Letter Carrier Gail Welton
Grand Rapids, MI, Letter Carrier Gail Welton

Letter Carrier Gail Welton heard a beeping sound as she delivered packages recently in Grand Rapids, MI. But as she looked around the neighborhood, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

That is, until a few minutes later, when she saw smoke pouring out of the second story of a house.

Welton called 911, and she spotted something else alarming, too: The downstairs tenant’s car was in the driveway.

She pounded on the resident’s door to warn him of the danger. He made it out safely, and firefighters were able to minimize damage to the home.

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