Man delivering newspapers notices a restaurant on fire and puts it out himself

While newspaper delivery driver, Vince Cocoroch, is on his route at 2am in Victoria, BC, Canada, he notices the side of a restaurant on fire. He calls the fire department, but rather than wait for the firetrucks to arrive, he jumps out of his car and puts out the fire himself (3:06), getting a little burned in the process.

According to Times Colonist, the paper he has been delivering since 1997:

Cocoroch phoned 911 to report the fire because the flames were starting to spread from the plastic sign to the structure itself.

“I didn’t know if I would be able to put it out or not. I know they have to call their guys and it takes a little while before they get there,” said Cocoroch.

After making the emergency call, he grabbed a rag and started beating out the flames.

“I got a little burned from it,” he said.

“When I was pounding on the fire, the plastic sign was splattering.”

Video of the fire was captured by the dash cam on Cocoroch’s delivery truck. Appropriately, it's titled Right Place - Right Time.

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