A very special high school graduation took place in Wenatchee, Washington last weekend.
Retired firefighter Mike Hughes was in attendance to cheer on senior Dawnielle Davison. When she was just a baby, Hughes saved her from a fire.
Komo News reports that 17 years ago, Hughes and his team were called to a house fire. The fire was out of control when firefighters arrived on scene, and they had no idea a nine-month-old baby was trapped in her crib.
“The room was full of hot smoke,” Hughes said to Komo News as he described the scene from years ago. “Another 20 seconds and it would have been a different outcome.”
Hughes found the baby in the first room he checked.
“This was a special, special deal. This is a rare occurrence, the way this situation worked out,” Hughes said.
The rescue was so important to Hughes that when he retired seven years ago, he tracked down Davison on Facebook and the two have been in touch ever since.
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