After sacrificing himself while rescuing four people from a raging mobile home, this Southern California man is being hailed a hero. According to reports a 25-year-old Albert Madrid was found lifeless among the wreckage after helping to evacuate four strangers from a blazing fire.
According to the coroner’s office, Albert’s body was located after the flames had been quenched, the heroic 25-year-old passed away in the process of saving others, which included two small girls.
The state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection say the fire started early on Saturday day morning, March 9, in the Highland area of San Bernardino County.
Melissa Enriquez, Alberts sister explains how her brother chose to face the flames head-on when he could have chosen to walk, she hopes he’ will be remembered for his brave actions.
“He was only 25 years old, but he was the bravest man I have ever known,” Albert’s father, Robert Madrid, wrote in a eulogy.
“I am so proud of my son, my hero.”
A 25-year-old man died early Saturday after rushing into a burning mobile home in Highland to help rescue two little girls before being overcome by the flames, himself, officials and family members said. https://t.co/D4CTVU4mGj
— KTLA (@KTLA) March 10, 2019
While the reason for the fire in still under investigation, there’s no doubt that Albert is indeed a true hero. Others in his situation might have just contacted the Fire Department and waited, or even fled the scene, Albert chose to risk his own life in the process.
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