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Good Samaritan and firefighter pull two from car that caught fire

Posted at 9:51 AM, Feb 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 12:46:18-05

A Good Samaritan and an off-duty firefighter from the Northwest Fire District are being credited with pulling two people from a car that had caught fire. 

Capt. Brian Keeley, a spokesman for the Northwest Fire District, said they received a call at 8 a.m. on Saturday of a single vehicle rollover on westbound I-10 north of Marana Road. 

Keeley said the car left the roadway of westbound I-10, went into the median, crossed an empty irrigation canal, and rolled at least once before coming to rest on its wheels near the frontage road. 

A Good Samaritan had witnessed the accident and stopped to help. An off-duty firefighter from NW Fire on his way home from work joined the Good Samaritan. 

Both had found that the car had caught fire and pulled a man and woman from the car. 

The man and woman were unable to get out of the vehicle on their own due to their injuries and the damage to the car. 

The first units on scene extinguished the fire and treated the man and woman. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Keeley said the two, an elderly couple, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Marana Police Department and Department of Public Safety are investigating the cause of the accident.