Don’t try this at home, kids.
This story is a few months old, but we thought it was worth it to share it here.
Chris Simmons, a Boy Scout from California, was on his way home from school when he saw a wildfire creeping near a series of homes. Chris joined a handful of other neighborhood heroes and promptly ran over and began putting out the hotspots using residents’ hoses and fire extinguishers.
At one point, Chris, nearly dehydrated from the heat, walked into an empty house to get a drink of water. He realized he had left muddy footprints on the carpet, so he left a note to apologize.
Then it was back to fighting fires.
(Please, guys: Chris is a very brave kid and we think he deserves recognition for his actions. But this doesn’t mean it’s OK to go around fighting fires on your own. If you spot a fire, call 9-1-1 and be really, really careful.)