The California Wildfires have been horrible, but the community is coming together to help one another!
A 93-year-old woman who lives in Magalia, CA was rescued by her longtime garbage man before the wildfires went through their county.
Margaret Newsum's caregiver was gone for the day when she was scared after hearing about the Camp Fire just minutes away from Magalia.
Waste Management Driver, Dane Ray Cummings happened to arrive on the scene.
Margaret said, "I went out and was standing on the front porch when this great, big, green monster drove up, and my dear friend was emptying the garbage.”
He told her, "You’re not staying here. You’ve got to get out of here. Why are you still here?“
Dane tried calling Margaret's caregiver, but was unsuccessful so he took matters into his own hands.
He broke company protocol and put her in the truck with the help of a few people nearby.
He said, "We lifted her and we scooted her on the seat and put the seat belt on her and made sure she was up there far enough so she wouldn’t fall out either side, and that was it. We were on the road.”
Dane said that his supervisor told him to cut his route short as the blaze spread throughout Butte County.
However, he knew that there would be older residents in Magalia and he was determined to help out.
We're glad everyone is okay!