MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – Many people see flames and stay away, but Becky Grosso, ran toward the flames to try and save a man and his five-year-old granddaughter who were trapped inside.

She says, “Adrenaline just kicks in and I really didn’t feel much of anything except just go out there and get them out.”

The 61-year-old driver had a medical incident and drove off the road, crashing into gas pumps.

WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports

The car burst into flames. Becky used to work as a volunteer firefighter and says quick thinking kept this from being a tragic story.

Gas station workers were able to quickly turn off the gas using a shut off valve.

Meanwhile Becky pulled the five-year-old from the fire. She was not hurt. Becky calls her a very special girl who was very grateful.

She gets emotional just thinking about her.

“I’m turning 50 on Thursday and I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present,” says Becky. “I’m so happy for her.”

Comments (3)
  1. Vera Carroll says:

    Thank you Becky Grosso!

  2. tanya says:

    Way to go Becky! You are Awesome!

  3. Lori Bowen says:

    GOD forbid something like this happens to someone I love… I hope there is someone like Becky around. GOD Bless you Becky!!!

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