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Jeremy Roush, Athens, OH

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Athens, OH, Letter Carrier Jeremy Roush

Letter Carrier Jeremy Roush was recently delivering mail in Athens, OH, when a crisis erupted at an apartment building.

Roush was servicing a neighborhood delivery and collection box unit when residents began streaming out of the high-rise — home primarily to Ohio University students — as smoke billowed from it.

One of the residents screamed that there was a fire in her kitchen, and Roush rushed to her aid.

While 911 was called, the Postal Service employee located a fire extinguisher and safely put out the quickly spreading blaze.

Firefighters soon arrived and Roush continued on his route.

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